VEXIT: ESCAPE THE HYPERVISOR TAXMarch 29, 2019
In the old days, IT capabilities came with many hidden costs because everything was proprietary, and vendors got to charge you out the nose for their unique features. That’s why organizations like yours are considering a VEXIT to escape the costs of legacy virtualization.
Let me explain.
Once upon a time, you paid out the nose for proprietary hardware. But over the years, commoditization made costs more clear-cut.
At first, servers were a commodity.
Then switches and storage became commodities.
Then cloud drove out costs by building on commoditized hardware (server, storage, and networking.)
But cloud has a secret approach to controlling costs. Cloud also commoditized virtualization of all forms-hypervisors for compute, virtual network functions for networking, and software defined storage. Today, many organizations have a “cloud first” strategy because cloud gives them an inclusive package of capabilities because they are in effect renting hardware and integrated virtualization layers for a single price.