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Virtualization: What is going to happen in 2008

Another view from Michael, Director Hydrasight

Bold opinions here ;-)

VMware's unassailable position in server virtualisation will continue through at least 2012. By this time, more than a third of workloads on industry-standard Intel/AMD enterprise servers will be virtualised. Citrix and Oracle will not make significant inroads into the enterprise data centre due to a lack of proven enterprise management capability, nor will Microsoft.

Beyond server virtualisation, IT organisations will increasingly explore differing layers of virtualisation within the technology stack including storage, desktop, information and application. This will inevitably lead to greater confusion.


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