Hype Cycle for Virtualization in 2009

Following Gartner, this is the Hype Cycle for Virtualization in 2009

On the Rise

  • Work Space Virtualization
  • Virtual Server Provisioning and Configuration Management
  • Server-Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
  • Virtual Server Process Automation
  • Virtual Server Resource Planning
  • Persistent Personalization
  • V2P Server Management
  • Smartphone Hypervisors
  • Introspection
  • Trusted Hypervisors
  • Virtual Switch
  • VM Energy Management Tools
  • PC Hypervisors
  • Processor Emulation


At the Peak

  • Virtual Machine Recovery
  • VM Software Appliances
  • Open-Source Virtualization Platforms
  • P2V Server Management
  • PC Virtual Software Appliances
  • Virtual I/O
  • Unix Systems Live Migration
  • Hosted Virtual Desktops
  • Virtualization Software Licensing
  • Hardware-Assisted Virtualization


Sliding Into the Trough

  • PC Application Virtualization
  • x86 Live Migration
  • x86 Server Virtualization
  • Virtualization Security
  • Hosted PC Virtualization Software
  • Switch-Based Storage Virtualization
  • Server Virtual I/O
  • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
  • Server Virtualization
  • IT Infrastructure Utility (Virtualized)
  • Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization
  • x86 Server Hypervisor


Climbing the Slope

  • Virtualization


Entering the Plateau

  • Hardware Partitioning



About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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