Predictions Report

Server Virtualization Predictions For 2013

The Battle Moves To The Management Layer

March 15th, 2013
With contributors:
Laura Koetzle , Henry Baltazar , Richard Fichera , James Staten , Eric Chi , Rachel Dines

Summary

I&O pros continue to rank the drive to improve IT infrastructure consolidation, availability, and agility — driven by virtualization — as a top priority. With nearly six in 10 applications already virtualized, are the benefits of virtualization reaching a plateau? Far from it. While many enterprises have enjoyed significant cost savings from virtualization, too many have yet to leverage virtualization to significantly lower IT operations costs. These costs include the time spent on capacity planning, problem remediation, performance optimization, disaster recovery and data protection, and storage and network management. In this report, we highlight the major trends in virtualization technologies in 2013 and the operations capabilities you should be building. These are the tools you need to virtualize more business-critical workloads and derive greater value from your existing virtualization investments. With cloud services increasingly competing with traditional IT infrastructure, now's the time to get your virtualization costs and processes under control and prepare for a hybrid future.

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