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Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011

Five Solution Types To Choose From For Advancing Virtualization Maturity

May 17, 2011


Why Read This Report

Over the past year, client inquiry questions have evolved from "What is cloud?" to "What vendors should I consider?" This market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions designed to accelerate the implementation of an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in a customer's data center. Several standard criteria and a selection of differentiating factors are examined. All the solutions evaluated provide the core IaaS functions: self-service, standardization, automation, and pay-per-use. In this market we found five solution types emerging: 1) enterprise systems management vendors; 2) OS/hypervisor vendors; 3) converged infrastructure solutions; 4) pure-play cloud solutions; and 5) grid-derived solutions. Each brings the core IaaS features as well as unique differentiating value.

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  • Scoring Criteria
  • Today's Private Cloud Solutions Market Offers A Wide Variety Of Solutions

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  • One-Quarter Of Firms Prioritize Building An Internal Private Cloud Environment In 2011

Table of Contents

  • Everyone Wants A Cloud, But Few I&O Teams Are Ready
  • A Mix Of 10 Key Criteria Make Up The Private Cloud Solutions Landscape
  • We're Early In This Market — Lots Of Room For Improvement
  • More Vendors Coming

  • Define What You Want First, Then Match The Right Solution
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