Date Added: Aug 2011
Virtualization has experienced tremendous growth in the datacenter over the past few years. Recent Gartner estimates show that as of mid-2011, at least 40 percent of x86 architecture workloads have been virtualized. This accounts for nearly 11 million servers worldwide. Virtualization's impact on the IT industry has been dramatic and will continue to be the most change-driving catalyst for infrastructure and operations software as organizations look for ways to cut costs, better utilize assets, and reduce implementation/management time and complexity. However, to achieve all this, a virtualization solution must be application-driven.