10 Biggest Virtualization Stories Of 2011


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Virtualization Market: Hitting On All Cylinders

While the virtualization market is still attracting tons of attention, the technology's maturity on the server side is leading to more activity in other areas of the IT infrastructure stack. Organizations are now taking a hard look at desktop and user virtualization technologies, even as they look beyond to the cloud and all of its attendant preparatory expenditures.

From VMware setting the tone for consumption-based licensing, to Apple's iPad providing a much needed spark for the virtual desktop market, and Google teaming with VMware and Citrix to get enterprise applications running on Chromebooks, this was a year in which vendors did more than their usual amount of strategic maneuvering. Following are 10 examples.



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