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Business Trends: Server, cloud, and desktop virtualization
Datamonitor, August 2010, Pages: 27
Virtualization has proven to be more than just a passing trend. Server and storage virtualization are now the two biggest priorities for IT architecture, according to a survey of mid-sized to large businesses completed by Datamonitor in the first quarter of 2010. Desktop virtualization has been transformed by the emergence of new architectures.
- This slide deck gives an overview of the market trends in server and desktop virtualization, as well as cloud computing
- The report explains why server virtualization will ensure that Windows and Linux servers become the standard data center building block of the future
- The document summarizes the threat of virtual server sprawl, and the steps that businesses need to take to avoid it
Highlights of this title
Of all the public cloud services, rental of virtual servers and compute capacity is generating the least interest among IT buyers. However demand for such services may develop. Desktop virtualization promises to improve security and service levels, but its potential to reduce costs is far less clear.
Key reasons to purchase this title
- Sprawl complicates configuration and security control. Security can also be compromised by the ability to move virtual servers between physical hosts
- Virtualization complicates infrastructures by adding an extra layer, such as hypervisors and virtual switches, and virtual server management