What will be the next after the server virtualization with any hypervisor in the market today? Everyone may has a different thought about it when they went through the journey with different experiences. VMware are very focus on the future of cloud and we also notice there are more cloud providers in the market to provide the cloud services to everyone around the world. But it does not convince enough for the enterprise environment to go for public or hybrid cloud at the moment. Private cloud are always considerable for most enterprise environment.

Is virtualization meant everything? Virtualization is not, but it had played the important role in the entire journey. Everyone may had faced different challenges during or after the server virtualization in the data center. The next thing which prompt up after server virtualization will often be I/O virtualization and utility computing model. I/O had become real challenges as server virtualization had increased the total bandwidth require to be allocated per physical servers which may easily contains 30 virtual machines in 1 single server. At the mean time, we often see the FC, ISCSI and NAS are seperated with the Ethernet LAN in data center.  Can we do it better? my answer is Definitely. Plenty of solutions today such as Xsigo or Cisco Nexus are really ready to address the challenges that everyone is facing today through Infiniband or FCoE.

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