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The Evolution of 13 Innovations in Enterprise Technology

VMware Staff
innovations in enterprise technology

How did we arrive at today’s revolutionary enterprise technologies?

IBM computers of the 1960s could only do one thing at a time, which meant running lots and lots of batch processes. As the need grew for many calculations at one time, mainframes, which in essence were time-sharing computers, rose in prominence. Still, there was no interaction with the operating system — programs ran and results were delivered.

​​Virtual machines evolved as the need for increased sharing grew. Everyone using a different operating system increased security and reliability.

Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based, or virtual, representation of something (e.g. virtual applications, servers, storage, and networks). It’s the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for businesses.

Fast-forward 20 years. VMware is widely recognized as the industry-leading provider of virtualization solutions — a fundamental digital infrastructure building block of the software-defined data center and hybrid cloud computing.