Tough Talk From VMware President On Microsoft, Oracle And Amazon

On Vertical Vs. Horizontal Data Center Strategies

"There is a reason that a building can only be built so high. When you go vertical, you have limits. When you go horizontal, you can scale forever. A horizontal approach to building data centers through software-defined data center is the right approach. It captures everything. When you go to silos, you complicate the data center. Anytime you build silos you need different operating tools and management tools. The key to scalability and simplicity is standardization. VMware drives a standard approach into the industry, but we respect choice for our customers and will support them with heterogeneous types of management and automation solutions as well as support for multiple types of networking platforms, protocols, virtualization solutions from a networking perspective."

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