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Virtualization and Cloud Predictions for 2013 - Find Out What Executives had to Say in VMblog's 5th Annual Prediction Series

First, I'd like to personally thank everyone for being a valued member and reader of VMblog!  Once again, with the help of each of you, VMblog has been able to remain one of the oldest and most successful virtualization and cloud news sites on the Web -- providing readers with valuable information in these expanding markets for the last 9 years!  Wow. 

2012 was another truly amazing year for our shared technology and passion -- virtualization and cloud technologies.  Each year, we've been increasing our little club of virtualization and cloud enthusiasts and I expect 2013 to continue that trend at an increasing rate. 

In 2012, we witnessed quite a few changes!  Perhaps the most obvious has been the consolidation of our market, with some of the larger companies gobbling up some of the smaller startups to gain new technology so that it can enter or expand into new markets.  And unfortunately, as it happens, we saw a number of startups fold as well, unable to make it for whatever reason.  But thankfully, there is never a shortage of good ideas.  And so in 2013, I expect we'll see a number of new startup ventures hit the scene to amaze us and make our work lives even easier. 

So strap yourselves in, raise and lock your seat trays, and put your seats in their upright position.  And let's take off with 2013!

To help kick the year off, VMblog has just finished wrapping up its fun and successful Executive Prediction Series.  This is the 5th year in a row for the series, and it just keeps getting better.  With nearly 100 executives checking in this year, we have predictions from some old familiar names as well as many new comers to the series.  And this year, company executives have taken on server virtualization, application virtualization, storage virtualization, desktop virtualization, as well as big data, networking, security, I/O optimization, SSD, databases, public, private and hybrid clouds... and more!  Some of these executives have even opted to take a look back at last year's predictions to see how well they did. 

If you didn't have a chance to keep up with the entire series throughout the months of November and December, now is your chance to catch up and read what these experts have predicted. Enjoy!

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  • Astute Networks: Top 3 Virtualization Predictions for 2013 - Virtualization is continuing to dramatically change the economics of many IT organizations, yet most IT organizations have still only virtualized about 35-40% of their applications. VDI is touted by nearly every vendor, but VDI penetration is still less than 2% of all desktops. Why are these adopt... Read More...
   
  • Appcore Predictions: Virtualization Trends 2013 - Virtualization is now spreading through enterprise for a variety of mission critical workloads. In addition to the ‘virtual first' approach that some enterprises are taking for everyday workloads, virtualization usage is a key ingredient to making the move to a cloud operating model. Key trends in v... Read More...
             
  • Catbird 2013 Predictions: If you knew what I knew, you'd want SDS - 20 years ago, in my tiny Greenwich Village apartment, I was faced daily with the most excruciating of decisions: what do I keep and what do I throw away? I've read the book; should it linger on the one bookcase? I haven't worn that sweater in over a year; should it occupy valuable closet real estat... Read More...
       
  • SmartDeploy Predictions: Best Bets you can Bank on for 2013 - It is a time of great transition in IT. 2013 is going to bring to bear some expected trends and completely throw out others in places like cloud computing, end user computing and mobility. But it won't be a time of great change. Rather, I predict it will be a year of models that mature into the main... Read More...
               
  • HighCloud Security: Three Cloud Security Predictions for 2013 - I've been working in the software security space for more than three decades. For years, organizations invested in hardening their perimeter to ensure data privacy. With the rapid growth of the cloud and the emergence of software-defined networks, the idea of a ‘perimeter' becomes almost meaningless... Read More...
               
  • Nutanix 2013 Predictions: The End of Big Iron - For the last few weeks, the Nutanix marketing team kept nudging me to write a blog on 2013 predictions. I kept pushing it, perhaps subconsciously, because it would have been a royal waste if the world really came to an end. 12/12/12 is safely behind us, and I've found my mojo to write. Something tel... Read More...
   
  • Rackspace: Five Cloud Predictions For 2013 - Last year, in my cloud predictions for 2012, I focused heavily on how open source code will become the standard and how the future will be mobile. In 2012, we at Rackspace officially launched our open cloud effort built on OpenStack; and mobility now dominates day-to-day work and life.... Read More...
       
  • 2013 Cloud Computing Predictions from the CohesiveFT Team - 2013 Will Be The Year Of Federated Cloud - Joint Ventures, consortium projects, and supply chains are all common examples of cooperation between companies that create complex control and security issues. Cloud computing eliminates two constraints that have limited the IT resources available for sho... Read More...
     
  • VMware Predictions for 2013: Expect Even More Change Ahead - Another year older... and hopefully another year wiser! As I look back at 2012, it's amazing how much has changed in our industry. Cloud computing continued to top CIO's lists of IT priorities, our mobile workforce kept expanding, and companies started to realize the shift underway towards the fully... Read More...
                     
  • Asigra 2013 Predictions: Backup Becomes an Attribute of Computing - Data is being stored on more devices, applications and platforms than ever before. Organizations tasked with protecting this data have relied on a cocktail of backup applications to protect mobile devices, cloud application data, virtual environments, on-premise block and file data and more. But the... Read More...
   
  • Cbeyond Predictions: The Cloud - What's on the Horizon in 2013? - While it has been viewed as the next big thing in IT for a few years now, 2012 may very well be remembered as the year the cloud finally rolled in across the greater business landscape. What was once a potentially confusing and highly-technical concept has become the norm, and more businesses - reg... Read More...
     
  • Netop 2013 Predictions: Link Globally, Secure Locally - The year 2012 saw many companies and organizations increasing implementation of cloud and virtualization options. In 2013, that trend will accelerate as more and more IT professionals seek the benefits of public and private clouds and virtualized environments. As this usage (and the attendant data ... Read More...
   
  • Virtual Bridges Predictions: 2013 - The Changing Face of VDI - We've all heard the stats. The number of tablets sold continues to skyrocket, and while these devices started out providing casual fun and convenience, they have evolved into valuable productivity tools shifting the way enterprises do business. If desktop management wasn't already complicated, BYOD ... Read More...
   
  • Pivot3 Predictions: Solving the 2013 IT Fiscal Cliff with VDI - The VDI market continues to both confound and delight the industry. Analysts and vendors alike continue to look for patterns in how VDI is being used and whether it will follow the same adoption path of its technology sibling giant, server virtualization. With a full year of VDI sales under our be... Read More...
           
  • Acronis Predictions: 2013 - The Year the Cloud Becomes Invisible - The "Information Superhighway" sounds pretty silly to us these days. It harkens back to when the Web was more of a promise than a reality. Lately, we hardly even hear people talking about the Internet. That's because the Internet is part of our everyday life and is basically invisible to its users. ... Read More...
   
  • Cloudyn: unClouded Predictions for 2013 - Danish physicist, Niels Bohr reportedly quipped that "prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." With that being said, I'd like to share some of my personal thoughts on five important cloud computing trends and developments we can expect to see in 2013 and beyond.... Read More...
                     
  • ServiceMesh 2013 Predictions: The Application-Centric Enterprise - Companies are under increasing pressure to lower operating costs while accelerating productivity. One key measure of productivity is speed-to-market. Another is the cost of managing operations. In a time where growth is stagnant and margins compressing, a failure to transition to a more effective mo... Read More...
 
  • Centrify: Prediction 2013 - The Year of Mobile Virtualization - Virtualization from a server perspective has been a disruptive force in the IT world, resulting in VMware being the fourth largest software company in terms of market cap and analysts estimating that well over 50% of servers are now virtualized. Desktop virtualization? Well ... definitely not as s... Read More...
     
  • Puppet Labs: Cloud Predictions for 2013 - One admin to rule them all: We will see technology and teams move more to a world where administration no longer lives in systems, storage, network, and database silos, and instead to a world where a single admin uses cross-platform, cross-silo tools to manage the entire infrastructure with one tool... Read More...
     
  • Sanbolic: 2013 - The Year of Software-Defined Data Management - Data center architecture has been evolving rapidly as enterprise compute resources have moved from physical machines to virtualized on-premise machines to hybrid environments which incorporate cloud-based resources. VMware pioneered server virtualization in the enterprise and now describes a vision ... Read More...
   
  • Sonian: Predicting Cloud Movements for 2013 - The modern cloud era began in 2007 with Amazon Web Services and the introduction of compute, storage and networking in the form of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Fast-forward five years later to present day and you'll see that just around the corner is the next cloud innovation wave. The year 2... Read More...
 

 

Published Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:57 AM by David Marshall
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