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Virtualisation, Cloud Computing Still High On Tech Agenda

Amongst the several technologies that hogged the limelight at the recent Gartner Symposium held in Orlando, Virtualization and Cloud computing came on tops as numerous analysts pondered over the directions these technologies will chart in near future.

The debate around cloud computing has been quite intense with analysts going over the benefits of adopting a bunch of public cloud-based services as opposed to developing private cloud systems.

A major point of discussion revolved around addressing myriad security concerns related to cloud based services and analysts tried to look at pros and cons of a system where security managers are likely to lose their traditional controls.

Analysts from Gartner have of late presented many encouraging trends for cloud computing though the popularity of the paradigm is yet to reach a critical mass.

Incidentally Gartner has defined cloud computing in a very positive manner and it mentions it as “a style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-related capabilities are provided as a service to external customers using Internet technologies.”

Another key topic which was keenly debated was the launch of Windows 7 and the discussion ranged from its possible success rate to the features on which it scored way above Vista.

Our Comments

Virtualization and Cloud Computing go hand in hand - check the excellent article written by Glasshouse which explains in more details how those two technologies are intertwined. It is not a surprise that both will be vital to the global recovery in the tech market.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.