Earlier this year, Steve Wallo, systems engineering manager at Brocade, spoke at a Federal Executive Forum event on the connection between virtualization and federal data center consolidation.

In the video below, Steve talks about new tool sets that provide a great deal of visibility to agencies deciding with applications they’d like to move to the cloud. He also talks about how until very recently, evolution in network infrastructure was not keeping up with the pace of virtualization.

That has started to change in the past year, giving agency IT staff a lot more flexibility to leverage virtualization and the cloud.

See below for the video. More of Steve’s comments and additional detail on this event can be found at Federal Technology Insider.