Gartner Research

Will Private Cloud Adoption Increase by 2015?

Published: 13 May 2013

ID: G00250893

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung, Michael Warrilow

Summary

Server virtualization will continue to be a key focus of data center activity and growth through at least 2015. However, infrastructure vendors need to recognize that the journey to data center automation and private cloud is less certain.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Variance in x86 server virtualization adoption requires product teams to focus on the key market characteristics that will uncover valuable opportunities
    • Variance by Server Workload
    • Similarity and Variance by Region
    • Variance by Organization Size
  • Perceived complexity, requisite process knowledge and long implementation times will challenge product marketing teams to position data center automation in an appropriate yet appealing manner
  • Issues associated with process, organization, internal politics, accounting and culture will limit enterprise adoption of private cloud until at least 2015
  • Appendix — Additional Data Evidence

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