Expert: Level of virtualization technologies development in Azerbaijan doesn’t reach 10 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 23 /Trend H.Veliyev/
The level of virtualization technologies development in Azerbaijan doesn't reach ten percent, head of the VMware representation in Russia and the CIS Alexander Vasilenko told reporters.
Vasilenko noted that virtualization as a base platform is quite common in Europe and the U.S., where more than half of the load is virtualized. Russian and CIS markets in this region still lag behind Europe, at least two to three years.
"In Germany, the figure is 53 percent in the U.S. - 65 percent, in Russia - about 20 percent. There is not even ten percent in Azerbaijan According to our estimates. These markets are at very different stages of development," Vasilenko said.
Interest in virtualization, according to experts, will grow, as it can reduce capital costs by 60 percent, operating - by 30 percent and save electricity by 80 percent.
The projects that are currently carried out in the Azerbaijani market and in the markets of many countries of the Commonwealth are usually the pilot ones, when only a portion of any applications will be virtualized. The process will accelerate gradually, Vasilenko noted, adding the lag of CIS markets from the European market will be reduced.
According to the head of the VMware mission in Russia and the CIS, one of the first motive powers of development and virtualization is the end of personal computers era. At present, the idea of centralization is returning, but at a different level and with other systems.
"In the past, more than 95 percent of the corporate sector worked exceptionally with personal computers. Then a stage began when laptops appeared, which already allowed to break away from workplace. Further a tendency can be observed that people are seeking to receive information, not only from a laptop or classic PC but also from any other device, phone, smart phone, or from a browser, "he said.
According to IDC analyst company's estimations, the share of PC's and laptops in the corporate sector will drop from the current 30 percent to less than 20 percent in the next five years. Moreover, according to Vasilenko, the gap is narrowing, as the Russian and CIS markets in this segment is growing much faster than the market in Eastern Europe.
"There is no doubt that the personal systems will not leave the market, but they will acquire a completely different function, becoming one of the access devices to the centralized 'cloud systems', where all corporate information will be stored and processed. This tendency is greatly changing the market, and it is changing dramatically, "Vasilenko said.