Virtual Appliances – Just Fashion or Real Business and Architectural value?

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2013
Time: 19:00 – refreshments from 18:30
Speaker: Bharat Bhushan – Principal Connectivity Architect
Location: EC 1-12 – Coventry University


Over the past decade, a plethora of hardware and more recently virtual appliances have flooded the market performing specific functions across all 7 layers of the TCP/ IP stack. Are IT managers buying appliances just because they are fashionable gadgets or because they provide real value to the business or Enterprise Architecture? This session explores the history, trends and the value businesses have achieved from these appliances. Are these appliances living up to the hype and delivering real business value? What future do these appliances hold in our data centres and application architectures?.

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