Companies fight server sprawl with virtualization too

Quoting from Techworld:

When it comes to server sprawl, the big picture is bad.

Analyst firm IDC expects the number of servers in the US to grow from 2.8 million in 2005 to 4.9 million by 2009. Data centres “are becoming more and more swollen,” causing IT costs to rise quickly, IDC analyst Vernon Turner said at the IDC Virtualization Forum, which was held here last week.

The constant need for more horsepower, and the accompanying expense, are leading some IT operations to slowly turn to virtualisation technology…

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