Top 20 Virtualization Companies - 2017
Virtualization has become the key technology underpinning 'cloud-era' IT infrastructure and continues to draw attention from enterprises worldwide given the apparent cost benefits and flexibility that it provides. The capacity to set up virtual instances of servers, applications, desktops, networks, and storage devices helps decrease hardware dependence while delivering optimum manageability and scalability. Further powering the improvement in business processes is the increasing use of software-defined data centers (SDDC), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and hyper-converged hardware in modern IT infrastructure.
One of the latest trends covering grounds in the virtualization space is the increasing adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV) by enterprises. Initially, telecom operators were the primary propagators of NFV, but the market for NFV is now spreading out to enterprise cloud and internet service providers. In tandem, the industry has also witnessed a growing potential in deconstructed VDI which takes the resource layer out of the VDI stack while allowing users to mix and match various hosting environments to fit their requirements best. The result is higher flexibility in terms of the resource layer thereby augmenting end-user productivity and making the datacenter future-proof.
IT teams may still be coming to grips with virtualization in a number of businesses, but the technology is here to stay and is unquestionably the future of business IT. The market today abounds with virtualization solution providers armed with best-of-breed technologies that can help companies implement proactive ideas to tackle urgent challenges. To help CIOs navigate this flourishing landscape, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and CIOReview’s editorial board has reviewed the top virtualization solution providers and shortlisted the ones that are at the vanguard fulfilling the urgent demands of the industry.
We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Virtualization Solution Providers - 2017.”