SOURCE: Internet Research Group

August 13, 2007 08:00 ET

Internet Research Group Publishes New Report on Virtualization

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of a new infrastructure report -- "Virtualization - Advice to Infrastructure Vendors." This is the second report in IRG's series of research reports on virtualization. Virtual appliances use virtualization technology to abstract an appliance software image from the hardware while maintaining the packaging and ease of deployment of a hardware appliance. This report takes an advanced look at the long term business and industry-wide implications.

"Simplistically, a virtual appliance is a physical appliance software image deployed onto a virtual infrastructure," noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. "Virtual Appliances share most of the value propositions of a physical server but seem to be a very powerful concept and can potentially change the very way we think about building infrastructure systems such as security or WAN optimization."

The study is available now. A table of contents can be found at The vendors impacted by this report range broadly from the existing network appliance vendors (e.g., Cisco, Citrix, F5, Juniper, Packeteer Riverbed, Sourcefire) to application providers and platform vendors (e.g., VMWare/EMC, Microsoft, XenSource, IBM and HP).

About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy recently published a book on high tech business strategy "Getting It Right the First Time" - Praeger, 2005

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