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Virtualization forecast: 2007-2011

2006 was this:



and 2011 it might be this:



They also mention a "3 Phase" money making trick:

The growth of virtualization in the enterprise can be viewed as a three phrase process, Healy notes.

Phase one is pre-sales consulting. This is when salespeople romance prospective companies, touting the cost and efficiency benefits of virtualization. "There’s not a lot of revenue there, but it has to be done. A lot of it is given away for free in order to get the initial investment.”

Phase two – which is where many enterprises are now – is when the pre-sales courtship is over, and the consultant dollars start to flow. Enterprise must make sure their sysadmins and their internal IT people understand how virtualization integrates into their data center – and companies know they have to pay for this expertise.

Required for these jobs are consultants “who can look across the entire data center, look across the entire application stack, they don’t just focus on the infrastructure," Healy says. They need to be able to handle large-scale load balancing and system configuration, and must be adept at envisioning network architecture.

“If you have seven datacenters worldwide that are all going to be virtualized, and a lot of them are mission critical, they need high availability, disaster recovery, hot back ups – this is not trivial anymore,” he says.
Phase three – still in the future – is when virtualization is no longer its own market. Clients won't be soliciting requests for proposals for virtualization help, but instead will assume any large consulting firm handles it as a matter of course.


Phase 3 could very well be a bait for frustrated folks to quit their day job and start their own firms, yay 90s are back....OK seriously speaking, this is a bit too agreeable prediction.

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