Virtualisation, storage, datacentre consolidation and the advent of the cloud have had a significant impact on the Windows & Distributed Computing market.
Virtualisation has transformed how IT is managed, what is bought, how it is deployed, how companies plan and how they are charged. As a result, virtualisation has created a new wave of competition amongst infrastructure vendors that has resulted in considerable market disruption and consolidation and more is set to come. Although the easy server consolidations have in the main been done, it is as a stalking horse for Cloud Computing that Virtualisation is now fuelling growth, with Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service in the public and private cloud computing models.
The value of Cloud computing services is forecast to grow 28% CAGR over the next 4 years from $56bn 2009 to $150bn 2013 (Gartner study Jan 1st, 2010). More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25% of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the following year.
Datacentre consolidation continues to be a popular strategy showing powerful economic characteristics. Major organisations are reaping the benefits of consolidation, as can be best outlined in the following two examples;
- Hewlett Packard cutting its 85 global datacentres down to 6, 3 of which are mirrored disaster recovery sites. HP expects to save the company $1 billion annually with this move.
- IBM consolidating 3,900 servers into 30 virtualised mainframes running under Linux. The company anticipates an 80% reduction in energy usage whilst significantly shrinking its current 8 million square feet of datacentre space.
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