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Market Trends: Virtualization Management Will Remain Depressed in 2013 and Beyond

Published: 21 March 2013

ID: G00249447

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow


Despite market growth for server virtualization infrastructure, virtualization management will remain stifled. The primary factors that vendors must recognize include the diversity of competitive pressures, ongoing inertia due to existing investments and increasing interest in cloud management.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • The Market for Virtualization Management Is Immature
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Market Is Divergent
    • The Market Remains Uncertain
  • Buyers Trend
    • Buyers Are Bundling
    • Buying Is Focused (and Go-to-Market Strategy Should Be, Too)
    • Buyers Need More (Than Virtualization Management)
  • Technology Trend
    • The Future of Virtualization Management Is in the Clouds
    • Acquisition Will Continue

Contrarian View

  • If Adoption of Multihypervisor Expands, These Trends Change

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