Now that Gartner has adopted a Web participation policy for its analyst community, I am allowed to join the blogosphere. It's about time!
I was just on an interesting research call about cloud computing. On that call we discussed the role of virtualization in cloud computing. Virtualization is a key enabler of cloud computing, along with SOA and the Internet. However, one thing came up that I'm curious about.
Gartner, and most of the industry, defines virtualization as the abstraction of IT resources. However, I feel that most of our clients equate virtualization to virtualized servers, with no broader application of the term. If this is the case, then there are a lot of confused people out there.
Unfortunately, it seems that confusion abounds.