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Virtualization Strategy: Gartner advices firms to keep vendors on tap!

Personally, I prefer to go deep into every vendors strength and weaknesses before telling customers and audiences across the Globe before making a decision. you just cannot tell a customer:

" Define your strategy and don't get blinded". We it is far too generic and does not really help a customer when he has tons of folders lying on his desk.

Anyways, I can fully understand that it is itself not easy as a consulting firm to push advise to the customers in a highly volatile and disruptive market.

My tip to my Gartner friends: Get the specifics out, the audience appreciates that ;-)

Anyways here's the news from the Arab site: ITP.NET

It has predicted that virtualisation will be the highest-impact trend affecting infrastructure and operations through 2012.

Thomas Bittman, vice president and analyst at Gartner, advised enterprises against following a specific vendor's vision. He instead advised users to determine their own vision of architecture control and build toward it with a constantly updated strategic plan because of the uncertainty that will prevail over the market in the short-to-medium term.

"In the medium term, align your virtualisation strategy with the business, avoid vendor hype and beware of software pricing and licensing," he said. "Be prepared to experiment, but make sure that you are the scientist, not the subject."

Gartner predicts that virtualisation will change how IT is managed, what is bought, how it is deployed, how companies plan and how they are charged.
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