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Virtualized Datacenter: Hardware and Software Markets: 2014 - 2019

Published

August 2014

Pages

60

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h2[Keywords Virtualization, Cloud, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Datacenter Operations, Datacenter Planning, Datacenter Strategy, Datacenter Forecast, Virtualization Companies, Virtualization Hardware, Virtualization Software, Global IT Spending, Software Defined Networks, SDN, Network Function Virtualization, NFV, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS

Overview

Datacenter virtualization represents a flexible, elastic and cost effective alternative physical datacenter operations. Datacenter virtualization is achieved through two methods. The first is virtualization of computing infrastructure, storage networks, and associated security and management components. Server virtualization, followed by storage, and then network are the precursors leading virtualization on a broader scale. Another aspect of virtual datacenters is through a layer of software above virtualized hardware termed as software defined datacenter.

This Mind Commerce research evaluates the market for datacenter virtualization with an emphasis on hardware and software components. This report assesses the market opportunities for vendors, solution providers, and cloud service providers including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. The report includes forecasts for all key areas: overall virtualization market, integrated virtualized datacenters, and virtualized components including hardware, software, and software control.

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Report Benefits

• Hardware and Software Forecasts 2014 - 2019
• Identify the drivers for H/W and S/W virtualization
• Key market predictions for datacenter virtualization
• Identify leading solutions for datacenter virtualization
• Understand the steps involved in datacenter virtualization
• Understand the impact of datacenter virtualization on enterprise
• Identify leading companies and emerging players in virtualization

Target Audience

• Network operators
• Datacenter operators
• Infrastructure providers
• Managed service providers
• Cloud and virtualization companies
• Associations and technology groups
• Corporate and institutional investors

Companies in Report

• AMD
• Amazon
• Avaya
• BMC Software Inc.
• Calient Technologies
• Cisco System Inc.
• Citrix Systems Inc.
• Dell Inc.
• EMC Corporation
• Google
• HP
• IBM
• Intel
• Microsoft Corporation
• NEC Corp
• NetApp
• Nicira
• Nimbox
• OpenStack
• Oracle Inc.
• Palo Alto Corp.
• Piston Cloud Computing Inc.
• Rackspace
• RedHat
• SAP SE
• VMware

Table of Contents

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7
1.1 GLOBAL MARKETS FOR VIRTUAL DATACENTER 8
1.2 KEY PREDICTIONS FOR VIRTUAL DATACENTER MARKET 8
2.0 INTRODUCTION 11
2.1 DEFINITION: VIRTUAL DATACENTER 11
2.1.1 TYPES OF VIRTUAL DATACENTER 11
2.1.1.1 Hardware Virtualized Datacenter 11
2.1.1.2 Software Defined Datacenter (SDCC) 11
2.1.1 KEY BENEFITS OF VIRTUALIZED DATACENTER 12
2.1.1.1 Enhanced use of Available Infrastructure with Increased Operational Efficiency 12
2.1.1.2 Better Architecture and Improved Performance 12
2.1.1.3 Reduction in Overall Costs 12
2.1.1.4 Easier Backup and Redeployment 12
2.1.1.5 Environment Friendly 13
2.2 APPLICATIONS OF VIRTUALIZED DATACENTER 13
2.2.1 FOUNDATION FOR IAAS AND PAAS 13
2.2.2 CLOUD READY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TELECOM COMPANIES 13
2.2.3 VIRTUAL DATACENTERS FOR ENTERPRISE 14
2.3 DRIVERS FOR VIRTUAL DATA CENTER 14
2.3.1 IT TEAMS ARE FORCED TO OPTIMIZE IT INFRASTRUCTURE IN REDUCED BUDGET 14
2.3.2 VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPUTING REACHES HIGH ENTERPRISE ADOPTION 14
2.3.3 CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLES RESOURCE SHARING WITHIN ENTERPRISE 15
2.3.4 INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IAAS) AN OPTION TO PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE 16
2.4 MARKET BARRIERS FOR VIRTUAL DATACENTER 16
2.4.1 VIRTUAL DATACENTER NOT YET READY TO PERFORM AT FULLEST 16
3.0 VIRTUAL DATACENTER TECHNOLOGY 17
3.1 KEY ELEMENTS OF TRADITIONAL DATACENTER 17
3.1.1 SERVER 17
3.1.2 STORAGE 18
3.1.2.1 Storage System Technologies 18
3.1.3 NETWORK 19
3.2 VIRTUALIZATION 20
3.2.1 VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE 20
3.2.2 VIRTUALIZED HARDWARE 20
3.2.2.1 Server Virtualization 21
3.2.2.2 Storage Virtualization 21
3.2.2.2.1 Block Level Virtualization 22
3.2.2.2.2 File level Virtualization 22
3.2.2.3 Network Virtualization 22
3.3 STEPS TO BUILD VIRTUALIZED DATACENTER 23
3.3.1.1 Assessment 23
3.3.1.2 Design Architecture 23
3.3.1.3 Implementation 23
3.3.1.4 Management 24
3.4 HARDWARE VIRTUALIZED DATACENTER 24
3.5 SOFTWARE DEFINED DATACENTER (SDCC) 24
3.5.1 SDCC ARCHITECTURE AND KEY COMPONENTS 25
3.5.1.1 Software Defined Computing 25
3.5.1.2 Software Defined Networking (SDN) 25
3.5.1.3 Software Defined Storage 26
3.5.1.4 Datacenter Management and Automation Software 26
3.6 SDCC FEATURES 26
3.6.1 REDUCTION IN CAPITAL AND OPERATIONAL COSTS 26
3.6.2 INCREASED BUSINESS AGILITY AND CONTROL 26
3.6.3 FLEXIBILITY TO LEVERAGE DATACENTER INTO CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE 27
4.0 COMPANIES AND SOLUTIONS 28
4.1 VENDOR LANDSCAPE: VIRTUAL DATACENTER 28
4.2 KEY HARDWARE VIRTUALIZED DATACENTER VENDORS 29
4.2.1 CISCO SYSTEMS INC. 30
4.2.1.1 Cisco Unified Datacenter 30
4.2.1.1.1 Cisco Virtualized Multiservice Datacenter Framework 31
4.2.1.1.2 Cisco UDC Strategy 31
4.2.1 DELL, INC. 31
4.2.1.1 Dell Converged Blade Datacenter 32
4.2.1.1.1 Dell Strategy with Converged Blade Datacenter 32
4.2.2 HP 33
4.2.2.1 HP Converged System 33
4.2.1 MICROSOFT CORPORATION 33
4.2.1.1 Microsoft in Datacenter Virtualization 34
4.2.1.1.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 34
4.3 KEY DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE VENDORS 36
4.3.1 BMC SOFTWARE INC. 36
4.3.2 CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. 37
4.3.3 ORACLE INC. 37
4.3.3.1 Oracle Virtual Datacenter 38
4.4 KEY SOFTWARE DEFINED DATACENTER AND OTHER SOFTWARE DEFINED COMPONENT VENDORS 38
4.4.1 CALIENT TECHNOLOGIES 39
4.4.1.1 Software Defined Packet Optical Datacenter Networks 39
4.4.1.2 Calient Optical Switch Strategy 39
4.4.2 HP MOONSHOT SYSTEM 40
4.4.2.1.1 HP Strategies in Virtualized Datacenter 40
4.4.3 IBM 41
4.4.3.1 IBM Software Defined Environment 42
4.4.3.2 IBM Strategy with SDE 42
4.4.4 VMWARE INC. 43
4.4.4.1 VMware Software Defined Datacenter 43
4.4.4.2 Acquisition of Nicira Strengthen SDCC Portfolio of VMware 44
4.4.4.3 VMware SDCC Strategies 2014 and Beyond 44
4.4.4.4 VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus 45
4.5 EMERGING PLAYERS IN THE MARKET 45
4.5.1 NIMBOXX 45
4.5.2 OPENSTACK 45
4.5.2.1 Avaya Software Defined Data Center Framework 46
4.5.2.2 Piston OpenStack 3.0 46
5.0 MARKETS FOR VIRTUALIZED DATACENTERS 47
5.1 GLOBAL IT SPENDING 47
5.2 TRADITIONAL DATACENTER MARKET SIZE 48
5.3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR VIRTUALIZED DATACENTER COMPONENTS: H/W AND S/W 49
5.3.1 GLOBAL MARKETS FOR INTEGRATED VIRTUALIZED DATACENTER 52
5.3.2 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SOFTWARE DEFINED COMPONENTS 54
5.4 GLOBAL BUYER MARKET FOR VIRTUAL DATACENTERS 55
6.0 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS 59

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global IT Spending 48
Figure 2: Global Traditional Datacenter Market Size 49
Figure 3: Global Markets for Virtualized Datacenter Components: H/W and S/W 51
Figure 4: Global Markets for Integrated Virtualized Datacenters 53
Figure 5: Global Markets for Software Defined Components 55
Figure 6: Global Buyer Market for Virtual Datacenter 57

List of Tables

Table 1: Types of Server Virtualization 21
Table 2: Hardware Virtualized Datacenter Vendors 29
Table 3: Datacenter Virtualization Software Vendors 36
Table 4: Software Defined Datacenter Vendors 39
Table 5: Global IT Spending 47
Table 6: Traditional Datacenter Market Center 48
Table 7: Global Markets for Virtual Datacenter Components: H/W and S/W 51
Table 8: Global Market for Integrated Virtualized Datacenter 52
Table 9: Global Markets for Software Defined Components 54
Table 10: Global Buyer Market for Virtual Datacenters 56

Summary Table 1: Global Markets for Virtual Datacenter H/W and S/W 8
Summary Table 2: Global Markets for Virtual Datacenter 8
Summary Table 3: Global Markets for Software Defined Components 8
Summary Table 4: Global Buyer Market for Virtual Datacenter 8