At an editorial meeting earlier this week, we were discussing recent empirical and anecdotal evidence that virtualization has moved from the abstract concept stage of development to the more practical actual deployment stage among business decision makers. Applications like those available from VMWare would seem to make the concept of virtual Windows deployments a viable option for many organizations.
But we want to get a more definitive idea about what IT professionals are thinking when it comes to virtualization technology. Have you deployed it? Are you planning on deploying it? Have you weighed the benefits and the drawbacks? What virtual systems are you (did you) use? What comes next?
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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.