VMware CEO Wants All IT Virtualized
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger told VMworld 2013 attendees that they are the champions of the new era of mobile cloud.
In Gelsinger's view, it is virtualization that is the technology that is positioned to build the right architecture for tomorrow and today. The VMware vision started with server virtualization, but it's now a broader vision for a software-defined data center (SDDC). Gelsinger said that the SDDC starts with compute, and includes storage and networking as well as management automation. Gelsinger said that some people have said that virtualized data center workloads are already at the saturation point. He doesn't agree.
"We're not done until every app, every database, every big data application and every physical server becomes replaced by virtual infrastructure," Gelsinger said. "That is our passion, and we will continue to drive compute virtualization until it is 100 percent virtualized for the data center."