Choosing the right virtualization platform to build your virtualized datacenter, private or internal cloud infrastructure, is an important one. A large number of providers now claim to offer virtualization products, but not all virtualization offerings are created equal. The fact you are reading this foreword suggests you have made a wise decision to implement VMware vSphere within your business.

The problems we set out to solve with virtualization were not new (ask anyone with a mainframe background), but we believe virtualization has made a bigger impact on these problems than any other technology in the past 20 or more years. For those of us working in the virtualization space, we sometimes forget that the challenges that drove this ...

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