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TABLE OF CONTENTS


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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics.....I-2
  
   Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3  
   The Hype Surrounding Virtualization: A Review.....II-1
Growth Prospects for Virtualization Software Tilt Upwards.....II-1
1$100
   Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Virtualization Software - Breakdown of Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2

Table 2: Worldwide Virtualization Software Market (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Geographic Region - Americas, EMEA and Asia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2
1$300
   Table 3: World Market for Virtualization Software (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Server Virtualization Software, Presentation Virtualization Software, Desktop Virtualization Software, Application Virtualization Software and PC Disk Virtualization Software (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3
Server Virtualization: An Important Cog in the IT Wheel.....II-3
Rationale Behind the Waxing Popularity of Server Virtualization Software.....II-3
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   Cost Benefits from Server Consolidation Drive the Business Case for Server
  Virtualization.....II-4
1$100
   Table 4: Cost Benefit Analysis of Virtualization (2008): Breakdown of Annual Costs (US $ per User) within Unvirtualized, Basic Virtualization and Advanced Virtualization Environments by Usage Case Scenario (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-5
Impact of Recession on Server Virtualization.....II-5
1$300
   Developed Markets – The Early Birds in Server Virtualization Space.....II-6
Virtualized Server Sales on the Rise in Western Europe.....II-6
1$100
   Server Virtualization: Enabling Green IT Strategy.....II-7 1$100
   Table 5: Energy Consumption in Server Rooms: Comparison of Power Consumption (in KW) for Rack, Blade & Mainframe Server Environments (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-8
Competitive Scenario.....II-8
Table 6: Global Market for Server Virtualization (2007): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-8
1$300
   Table 7: X86 Server Virtualization Market (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-9
Noteworthy Trends, Growth Drivers & Issues.....II-9
Server Virtualization Set to Become a Standard.....II-9
Increasing Attention on Business Continuity Drives Adoption of Server
  Virtualization.....II-9
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   Small & Medium Businesses: An Emerging & Lucrative Client Cluster.....II-10
Virtualization Software Disrupts Physical Server Market.....II-10
SANs: Best Choice of Primary Storage Configuration for Virtual Servers.....II-10
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   Table 8: Virtual Servers Market (2009): Illustrative Findings on the Percentage of Organizations Opting for Various Types of Primary Storage Configuration (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-11
X86 Server Virtualization: A Key Element in Server Virtualization Market.....II-11
Factors Driving X86 Server Virtualization.....II-11
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   Table 9: Server Virtualization Software (2007 & 2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Server Architecture (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12

Table 10: X86 Server Market: Short to Medium Term Perspective for X86 Server Shipments (in Thousands Units) and X86 Server Installed Base for Years 2009 and 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12
1$300
   Server Virtualization Gaining Traction in Developing Markets.....II-13
Unchecked Virtualization Threatens to Spawn Compliance & Network Security
  Issues.....II-13
Server Virtualization Software: Licensing and Support Concerns.....II-13
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   Virtualization Technology: A Background Study.....II-15
Virtualization Software: A Key Enabler.....II-15
1$100
   Server Virtualization Software: An Introduction.....II-16
Server Virtualization Approaches.....II-16
Full Virtualization.....II-16
1$100
   Para Virtualization.....II-17
Operating System Level Virtualization.....II-17
Purpose.....II-17
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   Key Benefits.....II-18
“Little” or “No” Overhead.....II-18
Storage.....II-18
Flexibility - A Key Challenge.....II-18
Virtual Server.....II-18
Virtual Servers Vs Physical Servers.....II-18
1$100
   Physical Server to Virtual Server Migration.....II-19
Types of Server Virtualization.....II-19
x86 Server Virtualization.....II-19
1$100
   Midrange Server Virtualization.....II-20
Key Steps in Implementation of Server Virtualization.....II-20
Planning.....II-20
Evaluation.....II-20
Component Inventory.....II-20
Performance Metrics.....II-20
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   Candidate Identification.....II-21
Selection and Implementation.....II-21
Deployment and Selection.....II-21
Integrated Virtualization.....II-21
Elemental virtualization.....II-21
Deployment of Virtualization Software.....II-21
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   Usage.....II-22
Security of Virtual Environments.....II-22
Pros & Cons.....II-22
Key Benefits Package.....II-22
Better Functionality Levels.....II-22
1$100
   Provides Operational Flexibility.....II-23
Ensures Rapid Enhancement of Existing IT infrastructure.....II-23
Streamlining Server Management.....II-23
Ensures Better Server Utilization Rates.....II-23
Reduces Downtime.....II-23
Reduction in Operating and Maintenance Costs.....II-23
Uncomplicated Business Continuity Feature.....II-23
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   Challenges.....II-24
Performance Degradation.....II-24
Impact on CPU and Network Performance.....II-24
Impact on Storage Performance.....II-24
Impact on Memory Performance.....II-24
1$100
   Impact on Network Traffic.....II-25
Impact on Chatty Applications.....II-25
Scalability Challenges.....II-25
Challenges with Tracking Dynamic VMs.....II-25
Security Challenges.....II-25
2$125
   Oracle Presents Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0......II-27
VMware & NetApp Present their New Offering for Midsize Enterprises.....II-27
Citrix Releases its Latest XenServer Version.....II-27
Dell Introduces 4 New PowerEdge Servers.....II-27
1$100
   Fujitsu Unveils ‘My Very First Hyper-V’ Server Virtualization Solution.....II-28
VM6 Software Unveils VM6 VMex Enterprise Edition.....II-28
Red Hat Expands its Virtualization Product Portfolio; To Compete with VMware and
  Microsoft.....II-28
1$100
   Oracle Announces Launch of Latest Server Virtualization Software.....II-29
Neterion Announces Global Launch of 3rd Generation I/O Virtualized X3110 10GbE
  Server Adapter.....II-29
1$100
   Hewlett-Packard Unveils NAS Platform.....II-30
IBM Introduces IBM Virtual Server Security.....II-30
Lenovo Introduces New ThinkServers.....II-30
Apptio Launches Server Virtualization Cost Transparency Solution.....II-30
1$100
   Hyperformix Launches Capacity Manager 5.0.....II-31
Brocade Launches Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade and Brocade FCoE 10-24 Blade.....II-31
1$100
   Oracle Launches Oracle VM 2.2.....II-321$100
   VMware Unveils vCenter Server Heartbeat.....II-33
Sun Microsystems Launches Virtualization Solutions for Medium and Small-Sized
  Enterprises.....II-33
Sun Microsystems Launches New VirtualBox with Enhanced Virtualization Features.....II-33
1$100
   Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers.....II-34
Oracle Unveils Siebel CRM-based Oracle® VM Template.....II-34
1$100
   IBM Launches Novel System Software to Maintain and Build Data Centers.....II-35
Citrix Systems Introduces Citrix XenServer™ 5.5.....II-35
Sun Microsystems Introduces X4450 and X6450 Servers.....II-35
1$100
   Parallels Introduces Virtualization Server.....II-36
Symantec Launches Veritas Virtual Infrastructure.....II-36
1$100
   Sun Microsystems Unveils Sun xVM.....II-37
Parallels Launches Virtuozzo Containers 4.0.....II-37
Citrix Systems Unveils Citrix® XenServer 5.....II-37
1$100
   Microsoft Unveils Release Candidate of Microsoft Hyper-V.....II-38
Citrix Systems Launches Citrix XenServer and Citrix XenServer 4.1.....II-38
1$100
   Red Hat Unveils Virtualization Capabilities.....II-39
Sun Microsystems Introduces Novel Intel Xeon-based servers.....II-39
1$100
   Sun Microsystems Introduces Sun xVM Server software and Sun xVM Ops Center 2.0.....II-401$100
   HP Launches HP ProLiant iVirtualization.....II-411$100
   IBM to Takeover BLADE Network Technologies.....II-42
HP to Takeover 3PAR.....II-42
1$100
   VMware Takes Over TriCipher and Integrien.....II-43
Citrix Takes Over VMLogix.....II-43
Quest Announces its Acquisition of Surgient.....II-43
1$100
   Dell Enters into Agreement To Buy Scalent Systems, Inc......II-44
Violin Memory Takes Over Gear6 Assets.....II-44
Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions & IBM Czech Republic Sign Distribution
  Agreement.....II-44
Host Europe Takes Over Virtualization Firm Vanager.....II-44
VMware to Acquire Ionix IT Management Business of EMC.....II-44
1$100
   Cavalier Announces Take Over of NET Telcos.....II-451$100
   Xigent Solutions Takes Over Xcedex’s Professional Services Division.....II-46
Novell & VMware Extend their Collaboration to Deliver SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for
  VMware vSphere™ Environments.....II-46
3PAR Expands Cloud Support with Red Hat Server Virtualization.....II-46
3PAR Extends Partnership with Citrix.....II-46
1$100
   Lanamark and Oracle Collaborate.....II-47
VMware Acquires SpringSource.....II-47
Widearea Systems Announces Its Acquisition of NYTOR Technologies.....II-47
1$100
   CISCO and EMC To Enter into Partnership.....II-48
Microsoft Enters into Alliance with Citrix Systems.....II-48
Oracle Acquires Virtual Iron.....II-48
Lanamark Inks Agreement with InterAct.....II-48
1$100
   Citrix Systems Enters into Collaboration with SignaCert.....II-49
Lanamark Enters into Partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions.....II-49
1$100
   Zurich Financial Services Selects CSC for IT Services Contract.....II-50
Taco Chooses Syncsort's BEX.....II-50
U21Global Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Virtualization Technology.....II-50
1$100
   VMware Signs Agreement with Lenovo.....II-51
Red Hat and Microsoft Corporation Ink an Agreement.....II-51
Red Hat Collaborates With Cisco.....II-51
Red Hat and HP Extend Collaboration.....II-51
1$100
   Sun Microsystems and HP Extend Partnership Agreement.....II-52
Citrix Systems Enters into Alliance with Microsoft Corporation.....II-52
VessRAID Bags VMware Certification.....II-52
1$100
   VMware Purchase Foedus.....II-53
CohesiveFT Collaborates with Virtual Iron.....II-53
Symantec to Participate VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative.....II-53
Novell and Microsoft Collaborates for Virtualization Solution.....II-53
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   Emulex Participates in VMware Alliance Affiliate Initiative.....II-54
Alternative Technology Signs an Agreement with Marathon Technology.....II-54
3Leaf Systems Chooses DDR Memory Controller by Virage Logic.....II-54
Citrix Systems Enters into Partnership with NetApp.....II-54
1$100
   AMD Enters into Collaboration with Microsoft for Windows Server 2008.....II-55
FalconStor Software Enters into Collaboration with Virtual Iron.....II-55
Citrix Systems Extends Collaboration with Microsoft.....II-55
1$100
   Microsoft Purchases Calista Technologies.....II-56
Sun Microsystems to Purchase innotek.....II-56
Sun Microsystems to Purchase Parallels.....II-56
Novell Acquires PlateSpin.....II-56
1$100
   INX Takes Over AccessFlow.....II-57
HP to Take Over LeftHand Networks.....II-57
Sun Microsystems Extends Cross-Platform Virtualization Alliance with Microsoft.....II-57
1$100
   Citrix Systems Collaborates with Intel and HP.....II-58
Intel Takes Over Assets of NetEffect.....II-58
Citrix Systems and HP Sign an Agreement.....II-58
1$100
   Lenovo and Citrix Systems Sign an OEM Agreement.....II-59
VMware Enters Into an Agreement with HP.....II-59
Avnet Technology Solutions Enters into Partnership with Novell.....II-59
1$100
   Sun Microsystems Enters into an Agreement with VMware.....II-601$100
   Citrix Systems, Inc., (USA).....II-61
Dell, Inc. (US).....II-61
Hewlett-Packard Development Company (US).....II-61
International Business Machines Corporation (USA).....II-61
1$100
   Microsoft Corporation, (USA).....II-62
Oracle Corporation (USA).....II-62
Parallels, Inc., (USA).....II-62
1$100
   Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH (Austria).....II-63
Red Hat, Inc., (USA).....II-63
VMWARE, Inc., (USA).....II-63
2$125
   Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Server Virtualization Software by Host Operating System - Windows, Linux & Other Open Source and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-651$300
   Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Server Virtualization Software by Host Operating System - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales for Windows, Linux & Other Open Source and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-661$300
    
 
 


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