5 Predictions for Virtualization in 2018
The virtualization of applications and desktops is becoming a mature technology, as indicated by its widespread mainstream adoption. This trend is characterized by the transition from basic VDI to DaaS, eventually resulting in full ITaaS. VMware and Citrix continue to compete to improve user experience, often by meeting the ever-increasing demand for graphics-intensive applications. Major predictions for virtualization in 2018 include the widespread adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for scaling cloud deployments. Other significant trends include an increase in VDI to simplify the performance management of dynamic workloads and the greater use of centralized consoles.