Mental Ward

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First week on the job and I¡¦m truly excited to be joining Virtualization Review as Executive Editor, working to help fulfill the strong vision that Keith has for this publication. I came to VR from market researcher IDC, where I was involved, among other things, in looking at the business models and trajectories of emerging markets and the impact of IT hardware and software development on selected vertical markets. One thing that has struck me about virtualization is the level of excitement around this new technology in all its manifestations. I¡¦ve been in the industry for a while and have seen many technologies come and go. But when measured against this perspective, the buzz around virtualization is pretty phenomenal. This is a technology and a market that has legs. I believe that tracking the trendlines that will drive this market through the twists and turns to come will be crucial to understanding its future direction. These trends will determine not only which vendors will have the best price/performance on an individual basis but also --- more importantly -- the business models and go-to-market strategies models that will shake out for applying virtualization across the spectrum of enterprise systems and solutions that exist today. To help our rapidly growing readership get a better handle on these trends and developments, Keith has asked me to guide the development of our news and products section section, Upfront. In this section, we¡¦ll be looking at a host of different issues including but not limited to pricing models, the need for security, and the development of new management tools on the vendor side

Posted by Keith Ward on 04/08/2008 at 12:48 PM


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