TheInfoPro Servers & Virtualization Dashboard
Insight based on one-on-one, in-depth interviews with a proprietary network of the world’s largest buyers and users of IT
TheInfoPro Servers & Virtualization service provides market data on technologies, industry opportunities and trends in the servers and virtualization market. The source of the market intelligence is a series of one-on-one interviews with pre-screened decision-makers spanning the Global 2000 and MSEs. This service is designed to help today’s IT professionals, technology providers and institutional investors make informed decisions to improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses. Learn More...
Enterprises are continuing the journey to cloud-based architectures, but concerns of data privacy and sensitivity are causing many to consider private clouds for some workloads, leaving other categories as better opportunities for public cloud providers.Peter ffoulkes
Poor performance of IBM's x86 server unit has been evident, but it's more intriguing to watch how the unit performs under Lenovo following the acquisition last January. Lenovo has yet to establish adequate support for enterprise-grade servers.Nikolay Yamakawa
Successfully delivering IT as a service will require the ability monitor and measure service levels. Interest and adoption of service-level monitoring tools is growing steadily, creating a modest opportunity for a variety of vendors.Peter ffoulkes
As the server virtualization market commoditizes, VMware spending is flattening. To maintain growth, the company needs revenue from management and cloud markets where the company will face significant competition. The outcome is far from certain.Peter ffoulkes
Integrated infrastructure offerings are designed to streamline the deployment of virtualization by reducing the required level of internal expertise and by simplifying complexity.Nikolay Yamakawa
In the era of cloud computing, 'Are you being served?' is a question most CIOs should be asking their users. Armies of admins are not an effective response to the growing volume of user requests, but emerging vendors are delivering graceful solutions.Peter ffoulkes
Virtualization and the cloud redefine the economics of IT service delivery with multimillion-dollar savings for large enterprises. That is the first wave. Optimization will add further reductions, but which vendors are poised to lead the second wave?Peter ffoulkes
Cloud computing is about delivering IT as a service, regardless of who owns the infrastructure and where the service is delivered from. As organizations move toward private and public cloud deployments, service-level monitoring is becoming a hot topic.Peter ffoulkes
Almost everybody loves x86 hypervisors, and VMware is still almost everybody's darling, but how long can that situation last? It is the nature of IT organizations to prefer heterogeneous relationships. Will VMware users remain faithful?Peter ffoulkes
Datacenters are being re-architected to be ready for cloud computing environments, changing the technology landscape and the future opportunity for system vendors as Unix gives way to Linux for enterprise applications.Peter ffoulkes
Everybody likes to pontificate about whether market leaders are heading for a fall, and VMware is no exception. Pretenders to the throne are gathering, but VMware spending remains strong, and those considering alternatives are proceeding with caution.Peter ffoulkes
The 'bring your own device' (BYOD) philosophy is causing organizations to rethink client computing strategies, further delaying client virtualization adoption and changing the landscape for vendors vying for competitive advantage.Peter ffoulkes
While charge-back is the obvious choice for public cloud services, the choice for private clouds is not so clear-cut. As with many things that are cloud related, cultural issues far outweigh technology concerns.Peter ffoulkes
Although initially received with skepticism by some vendors, Cisco's move into the world of x86-based 'industry standard servers' was a harbinger of change in the transformation of IT toward the software-defined datacenter and a cloudy future.Peter ffoulkes
A decline is emerging in large and midsize enterprise perception of lock-in strength for Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. However, positive feedback for Citrix and SolarWinds shows that high lock-in strength is not a critical success factor.Nikolay Yamakawa
If cloud computing is the future of IT, then the choice of cloud platform will be a critical decision that will have significant future implications for the degrees of freedom available around technology and service provider choices.Peter ffoulkes
Supported by leading x86 server vendors Cisco, Dell, HP and IBM – soon to be known as Lenovo – Intel introduced its latest high-end CPU family, the Xeon Processor E7 v2, at a San Francisco event.Peter ffoulkes
The first problem for Microsoft to address is to convince the market that it has a role to play in the future that is not anchored in its past market dominance.Peter ffoulkes
The results from the Wave 13 study show that large and midsize enterprises perceive Oracle to have the highest lock-in strength and Dell the least among hardware-centric server and virtualization vendors.Nikolay Yamakawa
Oracle wants to believe that it can return its hardware business to growth. Perhaps it is time to call upon Oracle's executive triumvirate to define what growth actually means in a measurable and accountable way.Peter ffoulkes
CEO Michael Dell used his keynote at Dell World last week to talk enthusiastically about Dell now being 'the world's largest startup.' The company now faces the challenges that test and sometimes sink startups regardless of scale.Peter ffoulkes
Of the differing efficiency metrics cited by survey respondents, the top three were about time: time to provision (22%), time to issue resolution (21%) and uptime (17%).Peter ffoulkes
Capturing IT professionals' adoption plans, projected spending and vendor short-lists, the in-depth roadmap covers 11 hardware and two related software technologies including: x86 rack/blade servers, micro servers, Linux OS, converged infrastructure, database, business analytics and cloud appliances. This report was previously called the Server Hardware Technology Roadmap.
Capturing IT professionals' adoption plans, projected spending and vendor short-lists, the in-depth roadmap covers 19 software technologies including: system monitoring, VM monitoring, CMDB, policy-based provisioning, service catalogs and commercial or open source cloud orchestration stack.
Allowing comparison of all 30 technologies tracked in the study, this high-level reference contains the Technology Heat Index, the Adoption Index, leading vendor tables, overall technology roadmap and spending charts. It also indicates what is included in the more detailed reports based on each technology segment covered in the study.
Summarizing IT professionals' assessments for each of eight vendors, this report profiles individual vendors based on spending, vulnerability, and ratings on 14 categories. Time series are included.
This report allows you to compare IT professionals' spending intentions and loyalty ratings for 11 vendors.
TheInfoPro's unique Market Window uses IT professionals' ratings of vendors on 14 separate criteria to calculate scores for Vendor Promise and Vendor Fulfillment, allowing comparison of vendors' effectiveness at strategy, marketing, delivery and execution.
In the 2013/2014 Servers and Virtualization Outlook, IT professionals describe how 2013 and 2014 look for budgets, projects and pain points, with time series charts to give perspective to the coming year. The Servers and Virtualization Metrics report contains metrics about the number of internal employees, IT structure changes, and how efficiency is measured.
Compiling open-ended commentary from in-depth interviews with IT professionals, you hear the direct 'voice of the customer' discussing technology, their industry and the future of this sector.
Designed for IT professionals, this report captures highlights from the complete study, and provides business intelligence in the form of technological roadmaps, budget trends, voice-of-the-customer narratives and vendor spending plans and performance ratings.