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DHagar
DHagar
2/18/2016 7:59:34 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
Mike, excellent infographic and portrayal of the evolution to virtualization.

Interesting note that they see this as taking longer to deploy than planned - stretching out the timeframes.  I am thinking this may be an example of our tendency to plan our deployments based on our current knowledge/systems.  The full realization of transformation is a bigger picture, requiring us to develop plans for the knowns and the unknows that will be the result of new configurations with virtuallization.   Better designs and planning will both effectively deploy virtualization and achieve the full ROI and benefits.

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freehe
freehe
2/19/2016 12:47:16 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
Virtualization has so many benefits such as energy efficiency, reduction in costs, reduction in backup and recovery, consolidation, etc. Why haven't more companies embraced the technology and why others have extended the deadline to virtualize their environments.

I have seen many CEO and CIOs afraid of change as well as employees. This has hindered many organizations and has continually increased their IT annual costs.
The key to selling CEOs and CIOs on implementing virtualization at a quicker rate is showing how virtualization can reduce time, resources and costs daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly.

According to Reserach and Markets, North American and European Virtualization Market Forecast are both going to grow by a healthy 8.5% CAGR over 2010 – 2016 period, creating aggregate markets of $123.8 Billion in North America and $94.7 Billion in Europe over the same period. http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/1402312/the_future_of_virtualization_cloud_computing_and

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DHagar
DHagar
2/19/2016 1:03:09 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
freehe, absolutely!  The drivers for change will be the tangible benefits in reduced OPEX, CAPEX, Productivity, etc.  Plus, I believe the tech and telco industries need to continually identify the ROI for turning these capabilities into real gains for the purchasing and use of these services.

It really is "The money, stupid" - as famously stated years ago when the financial impact was ignored.

Also, the vision of CEO's need to embrace the role technology and communications plays.  It is no longer a purchase item but a capability to serve the organization and its customers in better operations, services, and connections.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
2/24/2016 12:26:46 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@DHagar:

 the vision of CEO's need to embrace the role technology and communications plays...

Amazing fact. The vision of CEO is a real key for any company's well being.We have been hearing mixed stories in this regard. And often times we see big time shufflings of these big heards citing all trivial reasons. But the reality may have been 'lack of vision' or 'lack of alignment between the vision and company's background and potential capabilities'. By the time the realignment of that leadership occurs, the company must have lost X number of years of potential growth in the market.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/24/2016 1:56:07 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
ms.akkineni, very true.  The top leadership controls the resources and therefore either drives the changes and focus forward or limits it by their vision.  I truly believe that some at the top still do not truly understand the opportunities in virtualization and therefore limit its development and use in the marketplace.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
2/24/2016 2:20:56 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@DHagar:

Exactly. And the % shown in the post speaks for itself. The lack of clear vision at the top leadership could be considered as one of the reasons why we see long awaited timelines before Virtualization is live for many companies in this post.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
2/24/2016 12:32:23 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@DHagar:

It is no longer a purchase item but a capability to serve the organization and its customers in better operations, services, and connections.

Well stated facts again.


At this age nothinhg exists as one straight purchase. EVerything is a collaboration starting from key exec team to the ground staff. Any mis-alignment and/or miscommunication is going to cost dearly and throw a company off the track.

As a leader of the company who has decision making capability, that person must think about a BIG picture with forward vision. That's when all desired capabilities from a customer's perspective could be well thought of prior to envisioning something new.

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batye
batye
2/24/2016 2:58:32 AM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@freehe  I think it the way of the future... thank you for the link interesting reading...

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/24/2016 11:54:01 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
There's also, arguably, a very strong physical security benefit to virtualization -- insofar that by reducing the amount of physical space you're taking up with servers and other hardware, you're reducing the amount of physical vulnerability.

(And this doesn't even account for the "less tangible" InfoSec benefits with certain virtualized solutions (e.g., unikernels)).

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/24/2016 11:55:28 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@DHagar: I think it's even simpler than that -- that it's the same reason why oncologists tell cancer patients they have 3 months to live when they probably have a good year or two ahead of them.  You can then take credit for a "miracle."

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DHagar
DHagar
2/25/2016 2:05:27 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
Joe, good analogy.  You may be right - and if it pays, creates a satisfied customer and a market, that works!

It's amazing how some people don't see the opportunity, but will wait and follow others who have created the opportunity.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/26/2016 3:12:45 AM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@DHagar: It's simple risk aversion.  It's why people were slow to adopt LASIK eye surgery, for example; they wanted to see how blind/screwed up the people who had it would be in 10 years.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/23/2016 7:55:02 PM
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When is anything done on time and under budget?
No real surprises, here -- but it's interesting to quantify the delays that are inevitable. The first virtualized functions will probably be done when it's profitable to do so... and legacy services are always going to stick around until customers stop paying more for something that could be done more cheaply. 

If there were a bit more competition between CSPs, then perhaps customers would be educated by a hungrier sales process -- and customers would demand faster deployments for the cost savings.... 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
2/24/2016 1:15:12 PM
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Re: When is anything done on time and under budget?
It's always inteesting to see the different opinions of the CSP's. I agree that there's really no surprise, but project delays are inevitable. Either the money isn't quite right yet, or something goes wrong with the building process, or perhaps the plans simply change.

I do think they need to get more on board with each other about the high-priority tasks. They need to be more togather and be able to say one way or another if it will be finished towards the end of 2016 or 2017.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/24/2016 1:59:57 PM
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Re: When is anything done on time and under budget?
mhhf1ve, and they are trying to hit the bulls eye.  I predict that leading service providers will find true customer solutions (ala Apple) that really attract and drive that cutomer appetite for something better.  That will unleash the opportunities and attract customers and cause other service providers to get on board.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/24/2016 11:50:56 PM
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Obsolescence
I highly suspect that by 2023, much of that virtualization technology that telcos are currently working to deploy will be obsolete.

Or do these data account for obsolescence and upgrading along the deployment path?

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freehe
freehe
5/25/2017 8:59:37 PM
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Virtualization Deployment
Thirty percent of companies say that will complete virtualization by 2020. Ninety percent of companies say they will have started the process of virtualization. These are realistic statistics.

There are many benefits for using virtualization but is not the best solution for every company.

 

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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/3/2017 11:17:35 AM
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Re: Virtualization Deployment
It's great for those who can use it and deploy it, but those without it are still doing fine.

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