Getting Beyond 20% Virtualization

Date Added: Apr 2010
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This is the reality: If one is an IT manager at a medium or large-size enterprise infrastructure is going to get more virtual - and quickly - over the next few years. Why? Because the benefits created by virtualization - consolidation, reduced power consumption, scalability, flexibility and an improved ROI - are simply too compelling to ignore. The pressure on IT to deliver more using fewer resources is not going away no matter what happens with the economy. The analyst firm Gartner expects more than 50 percent of server workloads to be virtualized within the next two years, up from today's 16-to-20-percent, according to a report issued at last year's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.