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Michael Warrilow
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
19 years IT Industry

Michael Warrilow is part of the Technology and Service Provider team, focused on management technologies, including virtualization, cloud and IT operations. Read Full Bio

The future of server virtualization

by Michael Warrilow  |  January 10, 2018

x86-based server virtualisation has changed. It has rapidly evolved and is now a mature market. So, analysis of the market needs to change too. The future can be scary (image source: xkcd.com) In broad terms, virtualisation can be considered a method of abstracting an underlying technology layer. This provides productivity benefits via an agreed interface […]

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Private cloud’s biggest challenges: results from Symposium Gold Coast 2015

by Michael Warrilow  |  October 28, 2015

As I type this second blog, it’s still a few hours before the final day of Symposium Gold Coast 2015. I’ve been honoured to have a range of interactions on cloud strategy, cloud challenges … and some cloud (as well as virtualisation) successes! It’s been a great event. One of my sessions was titled “Making […]

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Public cloud IaaS usage: results from Symposium Gold Coast 2015

by Michael Warrilow  |  October 28, 2015

As I type this, it’s a few hours before the final day of Symposium Gold Coast 2015. I’ve been honoured to have a range of interactions on cloud strategy, cloud challenges … and some cloud (as well as virtualisation) successes! It’s been a great event, During my sessions, I’ve been using interactive polling. I find […]

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Privately contemplating private cloud

by Michael Warrilow  |  July 12, 2013

As much of the Northern Hemisphere enjoys summer, I sit here (quite jealous in a cold Sydney office!) contemplating the future or virtualization and private cloud. To assist me in this endeavour, I’ve called upon the collective knowledge of fellow Gartner analysts including Kyle Hilgendorf, Allesandro Perilli, Tom Bittman, and Joe Skorupa among others. The […]

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Will Private Cloud Adoption Increase by 2015?

by Michael Warrilow  |  May 14, 2013

My latest research note is now available, titled Will Private Cloud Adoption Increase by 2015? (Gartner client access required). Understandably (I hope!) I can only tell you so much, as we want you to access and read the entire article, but the premise is that x86 server virtualization will continue to be a key focus of data […]

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Virtualisation: the easy part of private cloud?

by Michael Warrilow  |  April 23, 2013

I greatly enjoyed … okay, in a professional capacity … the research note by my colleague Tom Bittman titled Five Things That Private Cloud Is Not (access to Gartner required). Without wanting to give away the story, Tom’s note makes it clear that there’s much more to private cloud than just x86 server virtualisation. In fact, it can […]

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Under the long white cloud (aka New Zealand)

by Michael Warrilow  |  March 27, 2013

On March 19 and 20 I had the honour and privilege to take part in the Gartner Infrastructure Operations and Data Centre Summit in Sydney. This provided me, the new and preppy Gartner analyst, with the opportunity to participate in a range of different session types. My duties ranged from a small role in one part of […]

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Hello world

by Michael Warrilow  |  March 27, 2013

Hello world and welcome to my first post on the Gartner Blogger Network. This blog entry is largely the ‘get to know him’ post and, in this regard, you can see some of my career stats above or on LinkedIn. As a Research Director based in Australia, my primary role at Gartner will be to […]

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