Growing at an extraordinary pace, virtualization has revolutionized the IT industry with its ability to reduce energy consumption and facilitate secure storage without new hardware. The use of virtualization, coupled with cloud computing, is rapidly being adopted by enterprises of all sizes as it enables them to do “more with less” with greater agility. Furthermore, developments in the field of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are sternly poised to disrupt the way in which enterprises deal with security, flexibility, and mobility. Apart from VDI, major trends like open source software, network functions virtualization (NFV) automation, AR and VR, and adaptive security architecture are contributing in shaping the future of the industry.
As more enterprises continue moving their resources to cloud and begin using virtual environments, hyper-scale data centers are increasingly becoming the powerhouse to host raw computational data and information. Companies are also looking at advanced automation since quite evidently automation is well positioned to be the key to speeding up deployments and orchestrating and scaling of IT infrastructure. Furthermore, organizations are also opting for virtualization partners who are capable of providing off-the-shelf corporate cyber security.
To aid CIOs leverage the most of their virtualization investments, our distinguished panel of editors have thoroughly examined multiple vendors and solution providers to funnel down the ones who are at the forefront of the industry with regards to innovation and services expertise. The different solution providers in this vertical are capable of revamping existing business processes, and hence offer business owners a comprehensive knowledge of how to smartly navigate this fragmented landscape.
Hereby, in this issue of APAC CIO Outlook, we present to you this year’s Top 10 Virtualization Solution Providers.