A Cloud a Risin’

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Is the Cloud OS going to replace traditional server operating systems? Are the days of server based Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, UX, etc. over?

Last week:

Citrix acquires Cloud.com
VMware announces vSphere V

In terms of enterprise voice, we are starting to see the trend of centralization – hosting branch offices off a centralized voice solution. That central collection of servers may be on-site data or in a co-lo and may even be virtualized. Virtulalizaton (the “V” word) is becoming common in voice planning conversations. That’s significant as the “V” word was never mentioned in voice circles just a few years ago.

Gartner declared in its Magic Quadrant

Dave Michels