From last ComputerWorld survey, conducted among 252 IT executives, emerged that server virtualization evaluation is first priority of this year, beating documentation management, content security, asset management and business process management.
As soon as this technology adoption phase will finish, I bet asset management will jump at top position, given new challenges virtualization creates from this point of view.
Like previous years, also 2007 has been defined the mainstream year for virtualization:
- Garner report (obviously the report is no more available) – 2004
- (nobody liked 2005)
- Forrester report and Yankee Group report – 2006
- IDC report (already calling Virtualization 2.0) – 2007
In 2005 I said virtualization would hit worldwide interest in 2007, concurrently with launch of Microsoft hypervisor. If I’m right, and ComputerWorld is right, Microsoft, after all, may be still in time.