Is Australia going to hit “Peak Virtualisation”, Gartner’s think so.
The warning was a key theme at last week’s Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Data Centre Summit in Sydney.
With Australia widely recognised as being among the world’s most mature server virtualisation markets, Gartner research director Michael Warrilow noted a decline in new virtualisation licences nationally for the first time since the technology hit the mainstream.
He warned that large enterprises were saturated with virtualisation and shifting to maintenance licensing. On average, he said, 75 percent of x86 server OS instances were virtual in 2015
Vendors are looking to disrupt the virtualisation space with multi-function alternatives, virtualisation specialists are reworking their businesses with an eye to adding more value around virtualisation environments than they have in the past.