Valerie Valentine over at Information-Management.com recently posted a look at virtualization trends.
Referring to a recent study, virtualization has improved service quality, operational staff productivity and morale, and despite increased complexity looks set to expand:
The future evolution of the software as a service trend is to offer management in a more dynamic cloud offering. Eighty-nine percent of respondents place management as a service as one of the top three most important components a virtualization management product/service should offer. Forrester also finds that a top-down, application-centric approach to domain coverage is needed, as application analysis is near the top of desired features for virtualization management.
Obviously this trend will present challenges down the road, as not everyone is fully prepared for this change.
The study was conducted by Forrester Consulting. The full report can be found here.