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Four Trends Changing Server Virtualization Decisions

Published: 05 March 2015

ID: G00274557

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman


Public cloud IaaS, Hyper-V maturity, OpenStack and containers are evolving and changing the server virtualization landscape. Infrastructure managers must adjust their strategies accordingly.

Table Of Contents


  • Virtual Machines Are Growing in the Cloud Very Rapidly
    • Recommended Actions
  • Hyper-V Interest Is Growing
    • Recommended Actions
  • OpenStack Use Is Driving Growth of KVM — For Now
    • Recommended Action
  • Containers Will Change the Virtualization Landscape
    • Recommended Actions
  • Bottom Line

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