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Virtualization is just getting warmed up

January 18, 2019 / JAMES KOBIELUS

Virtualization is an unstoppable trend under which applications become progressively more abstracted and independent from the underlying platforms on which their services execute.It’s now a well-established practice for enhancing the scalability, portability and efficiency of information technology assets. It supports flexible partitioning, aggregation and composition of compute, storage, memory and bandwidth within and across diverse networks, clouds, clusters, servers and other platforms.All this enables legacy assets to deliver value alongside the newest platforms for the remainder of their useful lives. As we push more deeply into the 21st century, virtualization is providing a core paradigm for development, deployment and management of multiclouds as well as the microservices-based apps that run on them. The set of practices that now falls under the heading of virtualization continues to broaden in scope and sophistication.