Virtualization is IT’s top priority this year

Early numbers indicate most IT departments will have some extra cash to work with in 2011. Where will they spend it?

More than half (56%) plan to invest in server virtualization, according to TechTarget’s 2011 IT Priorities Survey. For some, that means virtualizing for the first time, while others will spend to continue current virtualization projects or on beefing storage and backups for existing virtual servers.

Server virtualization topped the list of this year’s priorities, followed by Windows 7 migration, security and disaster recovery.

Why virtualization? Some experts say it’s a priority now because consolidating servers can bring companies big cost savings and free up even more room in the budget.

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