Study: Virtualization Deployment Goes Prime Time

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 08-31-2006

Virtualization technology has gone "prime time" and is being deployed in application server and Web server environments in addition to test and development scenarios, said a research report by Enterprise Management Associates released August 31.

More than two-thirds of the 126-page report, which was written by EMA senior analyst Andi Mann and titled "Virtualization: Exposing the Intangible Enterprise," profiles the virtualization solution vendors and their products.

An overview of the report can be downloaded in PDF form here.

The research found that while 74 percent of the respondents were deploying virtualization in test and development environments, some 64 percent were also using it in their application server environments and 47 percent on the Web server front.

"Almost 75 percent of surveyed enterprises have already deployed virtualization in one form or another, and the virtualization market is increasing by approximately 26 percent on average. Less than 4 percent of surveyed enterprises have no virtualization, and do not plan to implement it," Mann says in the report.

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