In this chapter, we discussed virtualization as it relates to the cloud, including private, public, hybrid, and personal clouds.

Virtualization is an exciting concept. One thing I've learned in this business is that there is never a dull moment. Just when I thought that networking and data centers were old news and nothing much could be extracted in terms of value, along came virtualization, and this radically changed the game. As network, compute, and storage infrastructure continues to converge and miniaturize to become more powerful, virtualization and software machines will be able to perform more. Virtualization, software-defined data center (SDDC), and networking overlays are the next big waves of innovation for our industry, even ...

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