A boom in the development of virtualization technology is being observed in Azerbaijan, Russian Naumen company's executive Andrey Milovanov told the press in Baku on Thursday.
Virtualization technology creates a virtual version of hardware platforms, operating systems, storage devices, or network resources.
According to Milovanov, today virtualization technology is new not only for the Azerbaijani ICT market, but also for the markets of the CIS countries overall. The process of the development of virtualization technologies is becoming increasingly popular.
Milovanov said the development of this segment of the ICT market may be underway with some delay due to certain reasons.
"At present, virtualization technology is acquiring more popularity in Azerbaijan. I believe the development of infrastructure management technology will mark the next step. This sphere is an innovation both for Azerbaijan and other CIS countries," Milovanov said.
Azerbaijan's market, according to him, will inevitably go through the stages of development, although with some delay. For example, if one compares it with the Russian market, where the boom of virtualization technologies has subsided, Azerbaijan is observing the peak of its development.
"The Azerbaijani market of information technologies has great potential and growth prospects. Azerbaijan is a priority country for us, amongst the CIS countries, as can be seen from frequent visits of our specialists to the country. We are working at the level of large institutions, one of which is the International Bank of Azerbaijan. There are also other companies we are negotiating with," Milovanov said.
The company's future plans for the Azerbaijani market include expanding the partner network, and negotiations are being held with local ICT companies to that end. There is also a possibility of opening Naumen's offices in Azerbaijan.
This issue, according to Milovanov, will gain relevance in 2014. In this regard, the company has engaged the necessary resources for the study and analysis of the ICT market of Azerbaijan.
Naumen is the leading Russian software solution developer for business and state bodies. Naumen renders services on developing, implementation and support of the software projects based on its own solutions. The company cooperates with Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh and Uzbek ICT companies.