Geoffrey Moore says virtualization is Crossing the Chasm
Geoffrey Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm, was a member of a panel at VMware's event yesterday. He pointed out that "disrupters" release trapped value somewhere in a mechanism or process of an industry. The PC revolution released the trapped value of Intel computing chips and the appetite for computing among end users. Virtualization released the trapped value of an x86 server, which had the power to run multiple applications but was typically running one. "When trapped value gets released, it will disrupt (an industry) quickly because it wants to escape," he said Feb.2. The emerging virtualization of networks and storage will release more trapped value, he implied.