Virtualizing the Enterprise: Q&A with the editors in chief

Summary:As part of our special feature on 'Virtualizing the Enterprise', we have put together a question-and-answer session with Larry Dignan and Jason Hiner.

To help round out the coverage and get a broader industry view of our latest special feature, Virtualizing the Enterprise, ZDNet and TechRepublic have arranged a question-and-answer session with ZDNet editor in chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner.


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The questions that Larry and Jason answer are:

  • What's the biggest impact that virtualization has made on corporate IT over the past decade?
  • How is it that VMware has stayed a step ahead of Microsoft, Citrix, and other rivals when it looked as though they would steal the market with cheaper alternatives during the past five years?
  • How has server virtualization affected the hardware vendors?
  • If we look at virtualization in a broader sense to include desktop and network virtualization as well as the traditional server virtualization, who are the hot vendors in this space right now?
  • Where are CIOs at when it comes to desktop virtualization? It's been on their radar for years but hasn't made a lot of headway. Is that changing?
  • What about network virtualization, or Software Defined Networking (SDN)? Is it the next big thing in virtualization or just hype?

See how our editors provided perspective on these key virtualization issues.

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Topics: Virtualization


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.

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