Market Trends: x86 Virtualization Market Driven by Management and Desktop Needs



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Spending on x86 server and desktop virtualization software technologies is forecast to grow at a 23.7% compound annual growth rate through 2014. The market is driven by organizations looking to lower total cost of ownership and increase overall IT effectiveness.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Strategic Planning Assumptions
  • What You Need to Know
    • x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure
    • x86 Server Virtualization Management
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • Vendors
  • Key Trends
  • Contributing Factors to Trends
  • Analysis
    • Server Virtualization Infrastructure
    • Server Virtualization Management
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • The Impact
      • Factors That Could Stimulate the x86 Virtualization Market
      • Factors That Could Diminish the x86 Virtualization Market
    • Conclusion
    • Virtualization Taxonomy
      • Server Virtualization Infrastructure
      • Server Virtualization Management
      • Hosted Virtual Desktops
  • Recommended Reading
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