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Chris Wolf, Gartner – @cswolf, Blog

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Chris Wolf: Trends in Private Cloud and Virtual Desktops

Virtualization News (From the VMTN Blog)
VMware Partner Exchange 2012 was hugh success, 4300+ strong on attendance
Three new solution competencies: Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA, available today), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS, available today), Management (available later in Q1)

  • New specialization for the SMB vertical
  • Lucrative advantage+ and Solution Rewards optimizations
  • Launch of the VMware Solution Exchange
  • New Consulting and Integration Partner Program (CIPP)

vCloud Director Client for iPad now available!
vExpert 2012 applications now open

…. Year of the Virtual Desktop Again, as was, 2011, 2012…2013

Gartner Numbers – VDI has 2% penetration currently, 8-13% by the end of 2014

Storage still a work in progress for VDI  - costs more than it should for VDI deployment

Personalization and layering tehnology is starting to mature

The cost if end point client is coming down – e.g. Wyse ships ARM based client 

Cost savings in OPEX 10-15% range – VDI

Vertical adoption for VDI – Healthcare, Financial, Public sector, Higher Education

Microsoft Licensing for VDI –  Still a challenge

Connect users to applications and Data

Apps – Life-cycle management is important – Company App Store (end vision)

VDI Security – become transparent to the end user

Private Cloud – self service is important, IT central broker for services

Private Cloud attributes – automation & rapid deployment also important

2012 outlook – Performance Management software (vCOps) is starting to pick up with customers, Capacity Management

Chris Wolf - Hybrid Cloud Mobility: Converting the VM is the Easy Part

Additional Links

VMworld 2011: TECH PREVIEW – Introducing Projects AppBlast and Octopus – Delivering Universal Cloud Access