IT Management Slideshow: Virtualization Driving Server Sales

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 12-04-2009

Virtualization Driving Server Sales

16.5% of all servers shipped in the second quarter of 2009 were virtualized, says IDC

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That's a 14.5% bump over the same period in 2008

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Actual shipments of physical servers declined by 21%

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"The market is poised for the beginning of a significant infrastructure refresh cycle in the months ahead," says Matt Eastwood, group vice president of Enterprise Platforms at IDC

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Virtualization licenses increased in the second quarter of 2009, but virtualization software revenue dipped by 18.7%

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Paid hypervisors made up 60.8% of shipped virtualized servers in Q2 '09, versus 57.2 during Q2 '08

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Only 16% of workloads are running in virtual machines today, says Gartner

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50% of x86 architecture server workloads will run in virtual environments by 2012

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That means 58 million virtually deployed machines by 2012

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"By year-end 2010, enterprises with 100-999 employees will have a higher penetration of virtual machines deployed than the Global 500," says Gartner's Tom Bittman.

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75% of organizations have virtualized at least half their production servers, says the Shavlik survey

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53% of respondents said server and licensing consolidation are a major driver for adopting server virtualization

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52% report that backup and recover is another major driver

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58% said they were looking into cloud computing technologies

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