389MKT Real or Virtual: All Infrastructures Must be Managed
Author: Charlie Burns
IT virtualization is not only a hot topic, it is an important step in what Saugatuck sees as the increasing “Hybridization” of the typical IT environment. “Hybrid” IT environments combine in-house and outsourced technologies, systems, and services to enable more flexible business environments – and, just as importantly, enable the reduction of IT management costs. Virtualization is also a cornerstone of the still-nascent “IT utility” as described in previous Saugatuck research (see IT Insights and Trends: On the Road to Utility Computing - How Far is Far Enough?, STR-321, 22Feb07).