Current Focus Research Series
Managing the Virtual Environment
Series Abstract: Virtualization has been a top priority project for IT organizations of all sizes, bringing companies real dollar savings. With the recent changes in the economic climate, where do virtualization projects fit in the new 2009 priorities list? As long as virtualization and related management, automation and optimization tools contribute to the bottom line, will projects continue to be approved?
As organizations move to optimize and automate their virtual environments, they now have hundreds of vendors to choose from, with a wide array of virtualization management tools, comprising Life Cycle Management and Provisioning, Capacity Management, Performance Management, Storage Management, Data Protection, and Security.
What management areas will be hot and what areas will not? What does the vendor landscape look like? What types of tools will be the top user priorities and what features will be required in those tools?
The FOCUS Research Series: Managing the Virtual Environment incorporates FOCUS research from end-users and vendors to provide in-depth answers to these questions and help navigate the complex and fast growing area of virtualization management. The FOCUS Series will continue throughout 2009 and will contain:
End User Survey Research Report
Market Landscape Report
Management Tools Features Matrices
Management Tool Solution Briefs and Profiles
Customer Benefits Analysis Profiles
Check back regularly to browse our research for the most recent FOCUS reports in the Virtualization Management Series.
Focus Research Series: Desktop and Application Virtualization and Delivery Alternative
Market Landscape Report, Vendor Solution Profiles and User Case Studies
Building on server virtualization, desktop and application virtualization are emerging to expand the virtualization continuum out to the user. What is the right approach to leveraging virtualization to deliver desktops and applications? Which technologies are best for which types of users? This Focus Research Series provides a comprehensive look at Desktop and Application Delivery Alternatives, from assessing user needs through a complete Landscape Report and in-depth Solution and Case Study Profiles. Technologies covered include desktop virtualization, virtual desktop architectures, connection brokers, server-based computing, PC and workstation blades, thin clients, application virtualization and application streaming. Key vendors covered include Citrix, ClearCube, Endeavors, HP, IBM, Microsoft, RedHat/Qumranet, Sun, Symantec/AppStream, Teradici, VMware, and more! Click here to search research. Download the Draft User Survey as discussed in this report and our recent column on Barb Goldworm 4/6/09 12:45 AM
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