Independent IT management research and consulting firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has announced key findings from its recent in-depth study of the IT virtualisation market.
As reported in Computerweekly.com on 14 August, the 125+ page research report, Virtualisation: Exposing the Intangible Enterprise, analyses the state of virtualisation, with a specific focus on the current and future market, business drivers, benefits and IT management challenges of this emerging technology.
EMA is now offering this report for purchase, as well as free access to a number of other virtualisation resources.
The report is based on interviews with a number of enterprises that have already deployed virtualisation, or those that are involved in virtualisation initiatives. EMA surveyed 150 respondents from enterprises that have engaged with virtualisation suppliers plus a random sample of EMA’s own enterprise contacts.
EMA has put a particular focus on the current and future market, business drivers, benefits and challenges of managing a virtual environment. In addition, this report reviews 30 of the main suppliers and solutions in this space.
The report suggests that virtualisation is of growing importance to IT and that some areas are approaching significant maturity, such as storage virtualisation or thin-client computing. It believes that others, such as application streaming, are just starting to energise the market and reinvigorate the idea of virtualisation.
This was first published in September 2006