The 10 Biggest Virtualization Stories Of 2013


Virtualization Playing Key Behind The Scenes Role

Virtualization is the key underpinning technology for cloud computing, but it's starting to lose its identity as a distinct market segment, at least on the server side. Yet in other areas, like desktops, mobile devices and user profiles, virtualization is still a market with plenty in the gas tank.

We're not hearing many startups even using the word "virtualization" to describe what they do, but behind the scenes, the cloud-enabling technology continues to make all kinds of useful things possible.

The action in the virtualization these days is centered on solving bring-your-own-device challenges and the storage bottlenecks that have kept the virtual desktop space from fully blooming.

Following are CRN's top 10 stories of the year in the virtualization market.