According to IDC, 2006 promises to be a challenging year for operating and managing computing infrastructure resources. IDC's top ten predictions for infrastructure software highlight key drivers, trends, and industry events that IDC believes will shape this market in 2006.
IDC predicts virtualization will continue to be a strong market driver in 2006, spreading on Intel platforms at an almost explosive rate, spearheaded by software offerings from VMware, Microsoft, XEN, and SWsoft. As vendors rush to improve their virtualization offerings, they must make it a priority to explain the benefits of virtualization in user environments, as well as the potential to build on today's benefits and enable resource sharing and automation.
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