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Data Center
Evolution with Virtualization and Consolidation

Steven Schuchart
Principal Analyst, Data Center

September 24, 2008

The evolution of the data center is one of constant change. These changes come in waves, big or small. One of the larger waves we have seen in recent years is virtualization, both for servers and for storage. Virtualization has touched off an initial wave of server consolidation, which has triggered more physical changes, such as the need for spot cooling and new thinking regarding power usage in the data center.

Current Analysis Principal Analyst for the Data Center, Steven Schuchart, examines the overall changes to the data center market, concentrating on the changes wrought by storage and server virtualization. He also looks at the long-term goals of virtualization on the long march to the utility data center.

  • Server Virtualization and Trends – Competitors and Market Perceptions
  • Storage Trends – Virtualization and Email Archiving Challenges
  • Control of the Data Center – The Fight for Centralized Administration
  • Players Ins and Outs – Who is fringe and who is leading



Telebriefing Contents

- Introduction
- Agenda
Storage Virtualization and Management
- Challenges
- Players
- EMC
- Hewlett-Packard
- IBM
- Sun Microsystems
Server Virtualization and Management
- Challenges
- Players
- VMware
- Citrix/XenSource
- Microsoft
- Sun Microsystems
- Virtual Iron
- Others
Email Archiving
- Challenges
- The Big Fight
Competition for Control of the Data Centers


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