Date Added: Jan 2010
With virtualization technologies becoming mainstream and adoption rates rising, traditional data centers have transformed into virtual data centers, where technologies are virtualized to provide business services. Although this trend will continue for a few more years, leading-edge companies are positioning themselves for the data center of the future. The data center of the future no longer focuses on technology only, but instead it concentrates on the services that need to be provided to the clients. In effect, the data center transforms into a services data center. The author describes the transformation from traditional, via virtual, to the services data center, with special emphasis on the business impact of this transformation.