Date Added: Sep 2009
Rapid adoption of virtualization technology in the x86 server market is bringing a wider array of applications into the virtualized IT infrastructure. Driving this adoption is the need to fully utilize computers, manage those resources more efficiently, and reduce the number of server "Footprints" in the datacenter. All of this brings business benefits, such as reduced power/cooling requirements, reduced IT staff requirements, and greater IT flexibility. Computing tasks can be provisioned to available resources, as needed - and resources can be put to other uses, as business requirements change over time. The rate at which data can flow from one device to another - long referred to as I/O, for input/output - is fast becoming a bottleneck in this growing virtualized infrastructure.