Tech 10: Virtualization Products That Are Making Data Centers More Efficient


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Virtualization has had a beneficial impact on data centers for years, changing the way organizations run and manage their servers, desktops and infrastructure management. It's probably the single most important technology that makes cloud computing possible; without it, the data center wouldn't be nearly as dynamic and flexible as it is today.

Few startups these days label themselves as "virtualization" companies -- "cloud" is way more hip -- but there is still lots of innovation happening here, including management, storage, and ever-more ingenious ways of using virtualization to deliver desktops to tablets and smartphones.

The 10 virtualization products listed here are all examples of vendors pushing the envelope with virtualization in ways that make data centers more efficient and productive.



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