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The Road Map From Virtualization to Cloud Computing

Published: 03 March 2011

ID: G00210845

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman


There are five distinct stages in the road map from virtualization to cloud computing, and each brings different benefits and requires different changes. Tactical decisions on this evolutionary journey can lead to strategic mistakes and wasted money.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Path to Cloud Computing Occurs in Stages
    • Stage 1: Server Virtualization
    • Stage 2: Distributed Virtualization
    • Stage 3: Private Cloud
    • Stage 4: Hybrid Cloud
    • Stage 5: Public Cloud
  • Enterprise Intentions on the Road Map
  • Bottom Line

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