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Why it is always, and never, the year of VDI, but network virtualization is here to stay

You’ve all heard it: The Year of VDI. It has consistently been the mantra of the launch of each calendar year since Citrix and VMware gained significant adoption during recent years. But why is it both true and false at the same time? Desktop versus Server Virtualization Server virtualization has taken hold in an incredible fashion. Hypervisors have become a …

Software Defined Networking – The policy, programmability and bedlam as VMware NSX prepares for public release

These are very exciting times in virtualization as we prepare for the general availability launch of VMware NSX, the product of the Nicira integration over the past 14 months. The product received heavy focus at this year’s VMworld in San Francisco, so much so that it was referred to by many as “NSXWorld”. I’ve been lucky enough to have some …