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EMA Studies Virtualization Market

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Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) announced key findings from its recent in-depth study of the IT virtualization market. The 125-plus-page research report, "Virtualization: Exposing the Intangible Enterprise," analyzes the state of virtualization, with a specific focus on the current and future market, business drivers, benefits and IT management challenges of this emerging technology.

To provide the most comprehensive view of the virtualization market available today, EMA senior analyst Andi Mann conducted extensive primary research with more than 150 IT professionals, many of whom have already deployed virtualization or are actively involved in virtualization initiatives. He also profiled more than 30 relevant virtualization products and vendors.

"During my research, I found that a clear majority of surveyed enterprises have already deployed virtualization in one form or another and that the virtualization market continues to increase significantly," said Mann. "The most pressing business drivers behind the rapid adoption of this technology are disaster recovery and business continuity. Additionally, respondents perceived that most IT management disciplines would be easier with virtualization, especially disaster recovery planning, availability management, IT cost management, software provisioning and change management."

Some of the questions answered by the study include:

  • Why are enterprises deploying virtualization?
  • Where are enterprises gaining specific benefits from these technologies?
  • How should enterprises be looking at these technologies to achieve their business goals?
  • What are the available solutions, what do they do, and which is best for specific requirements?
  • What challenges will enterprises face when adopting and maintaining virtualized environments?


In addition to the research report, EMA is providing a number of no-cost virtualization resources to help enterprise IT professionals understand and plan for this important emerging technology.

EMA's Virtualization Solutions Center is a comprehensive online resource that offers an introduction to virtualization and its key concepts, as well as the ability to search and compare objective profiles of more than 30 virtualization solutions side-by-side. Access to this resource available at http://itsolutions.emausa.com/register.php?ls=virtpr0806.

Read the original article, here.

 

Published Monday, September 04, 2006 6:17 PM by David Marshall
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