End-to-End Virtualization: A Holistic Approach for a Dynamic Environment
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Overview: Virtualization 3.0 expands virtualization beyond just hypervisors and servers. Server virtualization has been the catalyst for the 3.0 era, and it has driven transformation into every aspect of the datacenter, such as storage, networking, and management. The virtualization of all aspects of the datacenter, not just compute, will create the foundation for the cloud model of computing.
Achieving this requires a holistic approach to virtualization and the ongoing management in order to create a unified, dynamic, and agile next-generation computing environment.
This IDC white paper also includes two case studies highlighting the experiences of a service provider and a large enterprise as they begin to implement server virtualization and progress toward a Virtualization 3.0 cloud goal.