Useful Virtualization Stats, Trends and Practices
Virtualization has surpassed 50% of all server workloads—and will reach 86% by 2016.
There are more than 15 million applications which are deployed on virtualized infrastructures.
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.
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.
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.
Amazon’s Workspaces and VMware’s Horizon DaaS will accelerate demand for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments.
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.
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.
Before committing, assess storage requirements, backup and recovery support, the number of virtualized guests you can migrate to a host, and so on.
Many virtual systems aren’t patched or they’re patched late. And needed patches and security signatures can be too easily removed, even unintentionally.