By Bill Kleyman
Virtualization has fundamentally changed the way we design and deploy data centers. Moving forward, cloud and virtualization technologies are only going to continue to empower and evolve the data center ecosystem. For example, the latest AFCOM State of the Data Center report indicates that between now and 2016, 83% of survey respondents said that they’ll be implementing, or have already deployed, software-defined networking or some kind of network function virtualization. Furthermore, 44% have deployed or will be deploying OpenStack over the course of next year. Finally, even though it’s a new technology – platforms like Docker are already seeing 14% adoption.