Every 6 seconds a new virtual machine “cloud” is born
IT business leaders turn on one VMware virtual machine every six seconds, that's faster than the rate of babies born in the United States: 1 every 8 seconds.
A virtual machine of course is the kernel of cloud computing, a device enabling SMEs to deploy virtual resources in the cloud using a utility pricing model from Virtual Internet. A range of enterprise cloud offerings are powered by VMware software in the Virtual Internet Datacentre, which are considered one of the most sophisticated cloud platforms in Britain.
A recent infographic put together by VMware (see further below) illustrates some of the milestones and facts relating to the worldwide use of its cloud enterprise software, including the fact that nearly 20 million virtual machines are currently in worldwide operation, fueled by vSphere, a key command module in its enterprise cloud.
Now in version 5, there are roughly 800,000 IT administrators who deploy, maintain and extend vSphere functionality in the enterprise IT cloud today. They are present in SMBs, SMEs, government and military departments tasked with simplifying Infrastructure (IaaS), freeing up resources and bringing down costs.
A keyword in this pursuit is automation: By consolidating physical servers into a virtualized cloud, vSphere administrators can reduce their IT footprint without sacrificing CPU, RAM or hard disk requirements.
Typically, a cloud datacentre is equipped with 24 x 7 technical support, power (UPS) backups, fire detection and suppression. Additional features include video surveillance, by both visible and hidden cameras, motion sensors, biometric identification systems, controlled photo ID key-card access and 24-hour security-guard patrols.
To see the topological network and infrastructure arrangement for a Virtual Internet Datacenter, review this diagram.