Useful Virtualization Stats, Trends and Practices

Useful Virtualization Stats, Trends and Practices

Virtualization Statistics: Server SaturationVirtualization Statistics: Server Saturation

Virtualization has surpassed 50% of all server workloads—and will reach 86% by 2016.

Virtualization Statistics: App AbundanceVirtualization Statistics: App Abundance

There are more than 15 million applications which are deployed on virtualized infrastructures.

Virtualization Statistics: Budget BoostVirtualization Statistics: Budget Boost

Three-quarters of senior executives say projections for cost savings after virtualization implementation have been fully realized, and 70% say virtualization has had a significant impact on efficiency and cost savings.

Virtualization Trends: Lead ChangeVirtualization Trends: Lead Change

Software as a Service will overtake enterprise-based apps as users and organizations grow more comfortable storing data in the cloud than on personal devices.

Virtualization Trends: Favorable ShiftVirtualization Trends: Favorable Shift

Virtual storage area network technologies will become more effective and low-cost, making it easier for enterprises to move virtual machines from one server to another.

Virtualization Trends: Desktop AssistanceVirtualization Trends: Desktop Assistance

Amazon’s Workspaces and VMware’s Horizon DaaS will accelerate demand for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments.

Virtualization Trends: Budgeting ToolVirtualization Trends: Budgeting Tool

More companies will turn to chargeback and metering tools to gain greater visibility into virtualized resource utilizations, hoping to improve cost control and workload mapping.

Virtualization Best Practices: Choose WiselyVirtualization Best Practices: Choose Wisely

You don’t want to virtualize every application, especially if it won’t save your organization money. Older, smaller apps may work best, as opposed to those with heavy traffic demands.

Virtualization Best Practices: Fully Explore What You're Getting IntoVirtualization Best Practices: Fully Explore What You’re Getting Into

Before committing, assess storage requirements, backup and recovery support, the number of virtualized guests you can migrate to a host, and so on.

Virtualization Best Practices: Don't Take Security for GrantedVirtualization Best Practices: Don’t Take Security for Granted

Many virtual systems aren’t patched or they’re patched late. And needed patches and security signatures can be too easily removed, even unintentionally.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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