Hype Cycle for Virtualization, 2010



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While x86 server virtualization may be maturing, virtualization as an IT initiative is still, at best, in adolescence, and still disruptive to IT users and providers, leading to continued levels of hype while delivering the foundation for power and cooling and cloud-computing initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Work Space Virtualization
      • Server-Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
      • Virtual Machine Resilience
      • Virtual Server Resource Capacity-Planning Tools
      • Long-Distance Live Migration
      • Instruction Set Virtualization
      • Smartphone Hypervisors
      • V2P Server Management
    • At the Peak
      • Fabric-Based Computing
      • Introspection
      • Persistent Personalization
      • Processor Emulation
      • VM Energy Management Tools
      • Private Cloud Computing
      • PC Hypervisors
      • Trusted Hypervisors
      • Virtual Switch
      • PC Virtual Software Appliances
      • Virtual I/O
      • Virtual Machine Recovery
      • P2V Server Management
      • Open-Source Virtualization Platforms
      • Virtualization Software Licensing
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Server Provisioning and Configuration Management
      • Virtualization C&SI Services
      • Hosted Virtual Desktops
      • Switch-Based Storage Virtualization
      • PC Application Virtualization
      • Virtual Machine Live Migration
      • Hosted PC Virtualization Software
      • PC Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
      • Server Virtual I/O
      • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
      • IT Infrastructure Utility
      • Thin Provisioning
    • Climbing the Slope
      • External or Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization
      • Virtual Machine: Hypervisor
      • Virtualization
      • x86 Server Virtualization
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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