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Virtualization and cloud computing trends and prospects in 2011

at the end of each year, it is very meaningful to review the gains of the past year and try to predict what will happen in the next year. At this time last year, I predicted the important trends of virtualization and cloud computing in 2010. Now, a year has passed. For the development of virtualization and cloud computing, the achievements made in the past year are undoubtedly milestones. With the rapid recovery of the global economy, the IT industry began to recover in an all-round way. Virtualization and cloud computing have ushered in new development opportunities in the past year. Many enterprises that originally held a wait-and-see attitude towards cloud computing began to accelerate their embrace of this new computing model. Because they have realized that if they continue to wait, they will miss the best opportunity to move towards cloud computing through virtualization, so as to promote the rapid development of enterprises

before predicting the development trend in 2011, it is necessary for us to first review the changes that have taken place in the field of virtualization and cloud computing in the past year. At the same time, we can also test whether my previous prediction has become a reality:

prediction 1: as server, storage and network manufacturers continue to expand partnerships, the development trend of data center modularization will become more and more obvious. The vblock infrastructure bundle released by EMC and Cisco and the "converged infrastructure" launched by HP clearly show that more and more manufacturers are frugal and realize that customers need a simple, easy-to-use, single support channel in order to make better use of resources

conclusion: as expected, the construction module of integrated data center has made great progress. The vblock products jointly provided by Cisco and EMC and the integrated infrastructure products of HP made important breakthroughs in marketing and product sales in 2010. At the same time, IBM has released its latest system X and BladeCenter products, and Dell is also vigorously promoting its latest converged infrastructure products. In addition, Oracle further integrated its hardware and software product lines into Exabyte database machine. In the future, although excellent products will still emerge in endlessly, the trend of integration has been revealed

prediction 2: the definition of private cloud in the industry will be clearer, which will help customers better deploy. More and more customers will want "hybrid clouds" to be easier to manage and balance efficiency, scalability, security and control. In 2010, manufacturers, system integrators and certification agencies will cooperate in depth to meet the needs of users in this regard

conclusion: many leading system integrators have been very clear that customers now need their help to better define and deploy private cloud. During the communication with customers, VMware also found that customers are eager for us to provide more solutions in this field. In fact, at this year's vmworld conference, our CEO, Mr. Paul Maritz, and I have both stated VMware's views and views on this issue

prediction 3: the continuous emergence of higher-level application architectures will greatly simplify the task process of developers to build increasingly diverse and powerful web applications. When developers and customers need to run applications on the cloud, they can have more choices. This will gradually open the cloud computing standard, and PAAS new products with the concept of cloud portability will continue to emerge

conclusion: in this field, we have received positive responses from customers. In 2010, VMware released the vision of "open PAAS" and is making unremitting efforts for it. More importantly, VMware is not alone in this new development path. We are very pleased to see that we also share a common vision with Google and have cooperated with VMware around this vision. In addition, open source platforms like openstack are also promising. Facing the future, although we still have a long way to go, I am sure we will continue to move towards the next generation of open programming environment

looking back over the past year, we are delighted to find that the construction of cloud computing is accelerating globally, and reshaping the IT landscape with an irresistible trend. If cloud computing was just a confusing concept a few years ago, with the increasing maturity of virtualization and cloud computing technology, the industry has now formed a broad consensus: cloud computing will be the direction of the evolution of the next generation of computing mode, and virtualization is the most important cornerstone to achieve this transformation

after reviewing the progress of the past year, let's turn to the future. Looking forward to the coming 2010, I think there are also three major trends worth focusing on:

first, the boundary between private cloud and public cloud will become increasingly blurred. In 2011, as more and more large and useful medium-sized enterprises adopt the combination of private cloud and hybrid cloud, the connection between the two will become increasingly close. Just as interconnection has gradually become a daily communication protocol within and outside enterprises, specific it computing resources will also become the product of the integration of internal and external cloud technologies. More and more manufacturers will deliver new infrastructure, management and security tools, enabling users to view it from a more unified perspective of a separate cloud

secondly, "software as a service" (SaaS) products will continue to be widely used in enterprises, and it departments need better solutions to effectively control user access. We can see that many departments have adopted SaaS products, such as, workday, succ, and some plastic resins (such as PVC, PP, PS, pc/pbt, etc.) are sensitive to low temperature brittleness ess factors. Although these excellent products can help enterprises grow faster, our IT department still lacks effective control over visitors, policies on the location of data storage, and even ways to prohibit employees from accessing after leaving. Companies including VMware will continue to promote progress in this field in 2011, launch more new platforms and solutions, and promote the development of SaaS products friendly to it departments

finally, new devices will continue to penetrate into enterprise applications, and enterprises need more support. There is no doubt that the recycled plastic granulator, as the main processing machine, will have a large customer base. IPad, iPhone and Android based devices will be more widely used, because employees want to use them in their work and life. Due to the use of SaaS applications, access to these devices is usually not allowed by the IT department. Nevertheless, it departments still need to be responsible for protecting enterprise resource access, properly handling personal data, and recognizing complex compliance reports. We have seen that more and more manufacturers are constantly improving SaaS applications to ensure that the process of configuration and management can become easier when using handheld devices to access services

in 2011, as cloud computing gradually moves from concept hype to deployment practice, we may forget "cloud computing" itself as we forget the concepts of Internet and e-commerce, even though we were already in the cloud at that time; In 2011, let's look forward to how the increasingly perfect virtualization technology will contribute to the final presentation of the cloud computing landscape! Communication world ()

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