When VMware entered the production data center, it was the beginning of a massive IT disruption. VMWare allowed operating systems and applications to be easily set up and moved on top of commodity server hardware. According to this Seeking Alpha report, now that VMware, Citrix and Microsoft have now declared war on manual labor and rising system management expense, it’s the network’s turn to get automated.
“Now that VMware, Citrix (CTXS) and Microsoft (MSFT) have now declared war on manual labor and rising system management expense, it’s the network’s turn to get automated. At stake are scattered, multibillion dollar empires driven by complexity, expertise and black holes of arcane scripts, configurations and multi-step network management processes.
“It all starts at the core, in the core network services addressed by the emerging DDI appliance category kicked off by Gartner last fall, then emanates into a host of initiatives (like virtualization and IPv6) that are slowed down (and incur heightened cost and risk) due to the persistence of complexity and manual processes required to simply keep networks available and secure as more IP addresses are added.”