Gartner predicts OS partitioning to take off by 2010

Gartner released a new report, Predicts 2007: Brace Yourself for the Next Wave of Server Technology, detailing how OS partitioning technologies like SWsoft Virtuozzo and Sun Solaris Containers will become mainstream within 2010.

Some press sites misread the news originally appeared on SWsoft site, thinking this prediction refers to all virtualization technologies. Instead Gartner analysts are stating OS partitioning will reach a comparable popularity of actual server virtualization products.

Read the whole report here (registration required).

It’s worth to remember that also Microsoft considers this approach valuable and announced at WinHEC 2006 is doing some long-term investments in this area.