2016 Virtualization 50


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Targeting The Virtualized Data Center

Vendors are talking more and more about the mythical software-defined data center, an architecture that someday will make it possible to move the key infrastructure components -- think compute, storage, networking, client computing and so on -- into a software layer sitting on top of commodity hardware. While it will take time to realize the benefits that a full software-defined infrastructure will bring, that isn’t stopping vendors of those various components from virtualizing key capabilities and turning them into software-defined whatever.

With all the changes, it’s important to realize that the channel remains at the center of the virtualization universe. Virtualizing a data center environment requires not only new software and services, but integration with a company’s business processes and legacy hardware and software.

Here are 50 key virtualization technology vendors working with channel partners.




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