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China Summary Translation: 'Four Key Server Virtualization Strategy Decisions'

Published: 15 November 2017

ID: G00342890

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung , Thomas Bittman


Infrastructure and operations leaders must develop their server virtualization infrastructures to drive down costs and improve agility, based on changing business needs and innovation. There are four decision areas: alternative hypervisor technology, containers, cloud computing and hyperconvergence.

Table Of Contents


  • 影响
  • 建议

Four Key Server Virtualization Strategy Decisions

  • Impacts
  • Recommendations


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The competition for x86 server virtualization infrastructure has matured, creating viable alternatives, based on cost, functionality and infrastructure strategies for I&O leaders
  • Containers are becoming a preferred framework for developers and a potential infrastructure consolidation technology for I&O leaders
  • The public cloud has become an attractive option that enables I&O leaders to acquire virtual capacity as a service, rather than owning and managing their own infrastructures
  • The tight packaging of software-defined computing and storage, combined with operational simplicity, has made hyperconvergence a popular delivery method for I&O leaders involved with virtualized infrastructures

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