voke Research: Market Snapshot Report: Virtual Lab Management
By Theresa Lanowitz, Lisa Dronzek
From August 2009 to February 2010 voke conducted an independent survey of 100 organizations using virtual lab technology. This Market Snapshot™ Report on virtual lab management identifies market readiness, awareness, use, benefits, and ROI of virtual lab management technology.
Virtual lab management1 is defined as the creation of a virtual instance of a physical environment to enable anyone to access a virtual equivalent of any environment on demand at any time without the need to wait for a physical machine set-up or additional hardware.
Virtual lab management technology is:
- Relatively easy and low-risk to adopt
Virtual lab management technology delivers immediate, measurable benefits and a clear, quick ROI. voke predicts that virtual lab management will be the new “hub” of the modern application lifecycle. In addition, the uses for this technology extend well beyond the testing lab. The ability to rapidly deliver an environment for the needs of testing, development, sales, marketing, training, technical publications, support and other constituents in an organization enhances business alignment, removes barriers and lowers costs, particularly capital expenditures (CAPEX).
The summary of results shows that participants found that virtual lab management:
- Delivers immediate value
- Leads the way in IT transformation
- Benefits multiple functional groups within an organization and should be evaluated and broadly implemented
This report provides the market context, presents the measurable value and benefits, and provides insight for organizations considering virtual lab management technology.