2016 Virtualization 50
Joseph F. Kovar
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.