Next week marks the start of VMworld 2014, what's sure to be a whirlwind look at the latest and greatest in cloud and virtualization software. IT pros in attendance can expect to learn where the virtualization leader is headed and its vision for virtually managed data centers, among other topics. Here are some wishlist news that the InfoWorld team hopes to see:
- Private cloud software and a package that combines public cloud and on-premises software
- Encourage mainstream adoption of SDN offerings
- Easy integration of virtualization for data storage
- Focus on mobile
- Secure data center information using the hypervisor
The Acronis team will be on hand all week. Be sure to stop by booth #1904 to talk all things data protection!
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Chinese Medical Records Out in the Open
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Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 2,000 employees in 45 locations. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 18,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.