Enterprise virtualization vs. public cloud in 2018

| December 20, 2017

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There are some interesting possibilities, though, and I’ve used Simon Wardley mapping to diagram them. As shown in the enterprise virtualization map on the left, we can now argue that the consumption of virtual machines has trended all the way into commodity consumption (with standardized tooling, automation and operating environment). If it hasn’t in your company, you may want to start asking why. One of the more interesting possibilities for 2018, if the equipment vendors do this correctly, is composable infrastructure. This could completely displace traditional compute and push it into commodity consumption. I’m going to leave it as a dotted line in the figure for now, as the business impact of technical accounting for corporations might make this a non-starter. That said, I have to imagine that a true utility in any premises would be good for the industry and the consumers.

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