• Progressively, virtualization technology grabs the attention of enterprises across the globe. By bringing apparent benefits such as reduced hardware and space re­quirements, and substantial cost saving as well as increased IT agility, flexibility, and scalability, nowadays the technology has become mainspring of many enterprises' growing IT environments. Not only the increasing adoption of virtual desktops as well as storage, today's virtualization landscape is also witnessing rising demand for network functions virtualization (NFV). According to the report of Markets and Markets, Software-Defined Network­ing (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization Market is anticipated to hit 54.41 Billion USD by 2022. At present, the technology has become one of the priorities of many Indian companies. Though the technology has taken a firm hold at most enterprises globally, concurrently, along with the growing acceptance, the virtualization space confronts with a set of challenges related to perfor­mance and security, recovery and continuity, and ROI. However, in this day and age, a plethora of IT players are abounding in the virtualization enclave along with avant-garde technology solutions to re­inforce enterprises in meeting their IT demands and accomplishing improved efficiency. Recognizing the apt partner from a bevy of virtualization solution providers has always been a tough task for C-Level executives. Perceiving this difficulty, in this edition of CIOReview, we come up with “20 Most Prom­ising Virtualization Solution Providers 2018”. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, in­dustry analysts and CIOReview editorial team have scrutinized various companies before finalizing these technology vendors, who support organizations in harnessing the power of virtualization efficiently and effectively.