IDC research indicates that 69.7% of x86 systems were virtualized in 2014, with that rate growing to71.1% by 2018. With such a high degree of virtual machine (VM) market adoption and the need for better application availability, IT managers are putting a premium on the following:
- Simpler operations
- The ability to meet or exceed organizational service-level agreements (SLAs) for application availability
- Close alignment between virtual infrastructure capabilities and data protection product capabilities
This whitepaper examines IDC's latest findings on Virtual Infrastructure.