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VMware Announces Cloud Computing Initiatives

At VMworld Europe 2009, VMware outlined a comprehensive strategy and technology roadmap the company said will help businesses achieve the benefits of cloud computing internally and bridge to external cloud resources through private clouds. This strategy aims for a more modern approach to delivering IT as a service, thus achieving maximum efficiency and flexibility for businesses.

According to VMware's president and CEO Paul Maritz, there are three key enabling components for building a private cloud:

  • The complete virtualization of the data center through a Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-S).
  • The extensions of the VDC-OS and the management layer to enable service providers to deliver external clouds and federate with internal clouds.
  • The evolving technologies for desktop virtualization to tie all elements of IT as a service together.
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