Industry rhetoric suggests that server virtualization is a critical component in an ongoing progression from internal IT to cloud computing. Over the long term this may be true, but ESG research indicates that most organizations are just getting started with advanced server virtualization functionality like virtual machine mobility and will likely take a measured approach toward increased utilization over time. ESG believes that the gap between industry vision and market reality could be harmful to all parties involved. To get more out of server virtualization investments, users must bolster IT training and vendors must sell products and services that fit market needs rather than marketing vision.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies.