The Journey to Unified Computing
Source: Enterprise Management Associates
The demands of today's data center are vastly different from those even five short years ago. Advances in virtualization have finally brought the vision of a data center that is truly adaptive to changing business needs within grasp. At the same time, virtualization has also forced a sea change in data center management. It is no longer acceptable to run various aspects of compute, storage and networking domains as separate silos. All three technologies "Stacks" must now be managed by a centralized, policy based orchestrator that is virtualization aware, automatically determining the right mix of hardware and software required in order to meet a given business need.