Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Server Virtualization Platforms

Published: 06 November 2015

ID: G00280482

Analyst(s): Alan Waite

Summary

This research presents a comprehensive set of evaluation criteria to use when comparing x86 server virtualization platforms and outlines the required, preferred and optional criteria that data center management teams should consider when evaluating server virtualization solutions.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • Baseline Criteria
  • Compute
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Network
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Storage
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Security
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Availability and Recovery
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Management
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Public Cloud Integration
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Guest OS Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Application Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Vendor Licensing and Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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