Over the past decade, Information Technology has evolved at an unprecedented rate. Virtualization, in all its various forms and schools of thought, is in many ways the keystone enabling this evolution. Loosely defined, virtualization is the act of decoupling one entity from another entity. In our context, it is the practice of decoupling logic from infrastructure and defining infrastructure behavior entirely in software. Virtualization has introduced incredible efficiencies and economies of scale to the data center, and created a platform for automation and workload mobility.
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