This report examines the I/O virtualization market revenue aggregates, vendor shares, and segmentation by geography and verticals. I/O virtualization takes the virtualization analogy and applies it across the entire datacenter. When the datacenter needs to be reprovisioned, the administrator can reassign software identities. The idea is to treat all datacenter resources as bare-metal compute nodes that can be provisioned and reprovisioned according to need. I/O virtualization has the highest CAGR within the cloud-enabling technologies stack, and this report evaluates the market size, as well as accelerators and inhibitors affecting this nascent sector.
This report examines the ‘Automation & Management – Infrastructure’ market from a quantitative perspective. This sector comprises the entire stack that provides insight into and control of a virtual or cloud infrastructure. It includes monitoring tools that apply the principles of performance monitoring to applications running inside VMs; capacity planning that provides historical capacity insights and predictive modeling, enabling future capacity management of VMs; and automation tools that seek to contain VM sprawl, or the uncontrolled number of system images brought about by virtualization. It also includes the cloud management vendors that help provision and automate processes in the cloud and streamline the private cloud environment.
This report focuses on the virtualization security market segment, one of 15 segments that make up our aggregate Market Monitor: Cloud-Enabling Technologies coverage. Security of a virtual or private cloud infrastructure can be defined as an amalgamation of products – including antivirus, firewalls, encryption, host intrusion prevention, policy management and access control – that aim to secure the virtual infrastructure by establishing controls within a privileged virtual guest.
Vendors in the backup and high-availability sector provide the much-needed fault-tolerance, backup, disaster-recovery, high-availability and business-continuity capabilities for virtualized IT environments. Backup and HA tools have become more important in a cloud-focused IT environment where the infrastructure is either virtualized or hosted in a private/public cloud, creating the need for a failsafe data-protection framework to be in place. The backup and HA tools on the market today largely represent a transition in existing technology, where both traditional data-protection vendors and the newer virtual-backup specialists are actively enhancing their products to address the challenges of the highly dynamic cloud environment. Included in this report on the backup & HA sector are the market revenue aggregates, growth forecasts, vendor shares, and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals.
This report focuses on server virtualization as the first layer within the cloud-enabling technologies management stack. This layer includes the hypervisor, containers and the administration tools that form the basis of any virtualized infrastructure. Administration vendors provide the foundation for centralized management of all hypervisors, containers and their VM guests. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates; growth forecasts; vendor shares; and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals of the server virtualization sector.
This report focuses on automation as one of the essential tools within the cloud-enabling technologies management stack and includes vendors that have offerings for both virtual and cloud environments. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates, growth forecasts, and vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customer and vertical of the automation sector.
This report leverages The 451 Group’s deep knowledge of and relationships within the virtualization and cloud computing marketplace, resulting in a proprietary forecast of revenue from on-ramp providers and cloud brokers based on a bottom-up analysis of 23 vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations through 2013. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates, growth forecasts, vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals of the on-ramps and cloud brokers sector.
This report focuses on monitoring as one of the essential tools within the cloud-enabling technologies management stack. Included in this report are the market revenue aggregates and growth forecasts, as well as vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customers and verticals within the monitoring sector. Virtualization monitoring tools apply the principles of performance monitoring to applications running inside VMs. Some add sophisticated mathematical methods such as root-cause analysis. Some focus on the server tier alone, while others straddle the server and storage domains.
This report looks at the market revenue aggregates, vendor shares and segmentation by geography, customer and verticals of the I/O virtualization sector. I/O virtualization has the highest CAGR within the cloud enabling technologies stack and this report evaluates the market size of this sector along with pointing out some key points, accelerators and inhibitors affecting this nascent sector.
This report provides market share and sizing information on capacity planning. Capacity planning provides insight into the virtual tier and predictive trending. This enables customers to establish new server workload and capacity management strategies based on previous events, and walks new users through the process of discovering and analyzing their assets to identify the likeliest candidates for implementation of cloud-enabling technologies.
For the purpose of understanding virtualization security at its nascent level, this report examines the security market that consists of vendors that have integrated their core products with the virtual environment, or have developed new products to specifically cater to the virtual environment.
This report examines 14 vendors in the backup and HA marketplace and provides our assessment of key market value propositions and trends, growth accelerators and inhibitors, aggregate market size and growth rates, and the market share of leading vendors.
Administration represents the first level of server virtualization management. Administration vendors provide the foundation for centralized management of all hypervisors and their VM guests. Administration products provide wizards and templates to simplify the provisioning of new VMs. They may also include some task automation and even monitor utilization of the physical server’s CPU, memory and I/O performance.
The results from our recently completed survey of IT end users highlight the importance of administrative functions to a virtualized environment. While these tools represent the most mature segment within the virtualization stack, their importance to initial and ongoing virtualization management has not waned. Administrative tools help companies realize the cost savings of virtualization by bringing the virtual environment together so it can be administered from a single location.
The term application deployment describes a set of tools for simplifying and managing application stacks to lower the complexity and cost of deploying applications throughout an organization. The companies included in our analysis are six vendors we have identified with a stand-alone application deployment capability.
Deploying applications has always been a labor-intensive and complicated chore. Add the complexities of virtualization and cloud computing infrastructures underpinning large multi-tier agile Web applications, and deployment emerges as a significant performance bottleneck and creates a material challenge for IT staff.
This report examines nine vendors in the application fabric marketplace and provides our assessment of key market value propositions and trends, growth accelerators and inhibitors, aggregate market size and growth rates, and the market share of leading vendors, as well as recommendations for vendors. In addition, we provide an overview of the broader automation landscape, which, along with application fabric, includes automation (the VM lifecycle management, IT process automation and provisioning automation segments), application deployment and test lab automation.
At its highest level, test lab automation reproduces a physical test lab (or other dynamic IT environment) using VMs instead of hardware. The advantage is that when these dynamic environments need to be created, torn down or changed, this can be done in software, thereby materially lowering the cost and complexity of building and managing a physical test lab environment. This report offers a proprietary forecast of industry revenue based on a bottom-up analysis of participating vendors’ current revenue and growth expectations.