Date Added: Jan 2010
Server virtualization has become indispensable for almost every IT environment, growing at a projected rate of over 100% per year, according to a recent IDC study. This growth is attributed to the fact that server virtualization improves IT management, reduces expenses and improves server utilization. But probably the key reason that server virtualization is expanding so rapidly is that it considerably increases application and data availability. Ensuring that data and applications are continuously available and operating even in the event of failure, disaster or human error is driving the growth of server virtualization initiatives in IT departments around the world.