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Private Clouds for SMBs Made Easy

September 27, 2011

Cloud computing and virtualization – two intimately related technology buzzwords.  In fact, as Nelson Ruest noted this morning at Zenith Infotech’s It’s Your Cloud seminar in Miami, you can’t properly leverage the former without the latter.

In fact, Ruest, who spent two years on a 50-city tour talking about virtualization, defines cloud as a combination of seven virtualization technologies:

  1. Server virtualization
  2. Storage virtualization
  3. Network virtualization
  4. Management virtualization
  5. Desktop virtualization
  6. Application virtualization
  7. User state virtualization

Today, while many IT managers are still trying to understand how to effectively bring virtualization and cloud technologies into their businesses, one of the big changes is that they are now available to businesses of all sizes.