According to recent research, more businesses are turning to virtualization to save on IT infrastructure costs.
Out of all new servers shipped in the fourth quarter of 2009, 18% were virtualized, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker. That’s compared to 15.2% a year earlier.
The main driver for the increase: cost savings. Says IDC: “The recession affected datacenters across all geographies and consequently many organizations leveraged the consolidation benefits of virtual machine technology to lower short-term capital costs.”
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