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In the last years, in the virtualization ecosystem, there where three big trends:

So could be natural (but not necessary correct) think that the virtualization ecosystem could not survive in the future and will become a part of the main existing vendors.

Seems not, or not so faster… Apart the backup and monitoring area, there is still a “big” virtualization ecosystem on more specific (and in most case also single hypervisor) areas like VDI (for example Liquidware) and security (for example there are interesting tools for data encryption). And also in the backup area some players are still there, like Veeam and PHD Virtual…


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.