While virtualization adopters are still struggling with basic issues like ISVs and virtualization vendors support issues, licensing problems, lack of tools in several functional areas, and high investments costs, biggest research firms feel free to claim the industry is ready for Virtualization 2.0.
The first one was IDC which annunced Virtualization 2.0 at end of 2006, saying it would arrive in 2007.
Now Gartner follows and announces Virtualization 2.0 will arrive in 2008.
And this while their own data reveals that in 2006 only 5% of worldwide servers were deployed for virtualization purposes.
We should definitively reconsider how and when to apply 2.0 label.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Predictions has been updated accordingly.