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Virtualization & the Evolution of the Data Center

Software is needed that directs changing workloads to available resources

The early 1980s marked a revolution in the chip industry. System architecture shifted from the board level to the chip level, making it possible to compile a chip.
The data center is undergoing a similar evolution that will enable organizations to compile their dream data center. How? By leveraging software and virtualization.

A New Model
Significant changes can be seen in data centers already. Traditionally, data centers have been comprised of a complex and diverse array of servers performing discrete tasks. Critical business servers have been dependent on dozens or even hundreds of underlying data center components. A single problem in one area often had a cascading impact on other areas. Administrators, in turn, have been left with far too many variables with which to contend.

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Mark F. Bregman is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Neustar. He joined the Neustar executive team in August 2011 and is responsible for Neustar’s product technology strategy and product development efforts.

Prior to joining Neustar, Dr. Bregman was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Symantec since 2006. His portfolio while CTO of Symantec Corporation included developing the company’s technology strategy and overseeing its investments in advanced research and development, security and technology services.

Prior to Symantec, Dr. Bregman served as Executive Vice President, Product Operations at Veritas Corporation, which merged with Symantec in 2005. Prior to Veritas, he was CEO of AirMedia, an early mobile content marketplace, and spent 16 years in a variety of roles at IBM. Dr. Bregman serves on the Board of the Bay Area Science & Innovation Consortium and the Anita Borg Institute, which focuses on increasing the impact of women on all aspects of technology.

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