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What's really important in the coming 12 months
Every technology wave drowns something. David Linthicum reveals the cloud\'s future casualties
It hopes the operating system will entice companies to use cloud computing technologies.
The future looks bright for HTML 5, as more browsers and Web apps take advantage of its capabilities, and tablets, which will get a push from major vendors. Storm clouds may be brewing, however, for cloud computing and Google\'s Chrome OS.
Some of the biggest events of 2009 served mostly to set the stage for bigger things in 2010. Poised to make a big bang in the new year are the fallout from Oracle\'s acquisition of Sun; Microsoft\'s new Azure operating system for the cloud, which will go from beta to service mode; Microsoft Office 2010, which will go from beta to full release; and two Windows alternatives, Ubuntu and Google Chrome OS.
Recession-battered companies that are already highly efficient will hold server virtualization adoption steady in 2010. This prediction could be proven wrong if two of 2009\'s big releases bear fruit in 2010: VMware\'s vSphere 4 and Microsoft\'s Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V.
As server virtualization has matured it has fundamentally changed the way IT works. What's next?