Virtualisation gaining in credibility

Quoting from ITnews:

“The virtualisation market is now established. Customers are talking about virtualisation across the board,” he said.

Supporting this claim, Harapin said of VMware’s 20,000 global enterprise customers, 90 percent were now using VMware to host frontline business applications, while 25 percent of users were now standardising on virtual infrastructure.

“We will also see the average deployment size is moving from the 100s to the 1000s within the next year,” he said. “There are currently 1,000,000 virtual VMware servers in operation.”

The company was also beginning to gain traction in the SMB market with some 500,000 downloads of its free VMware Server beta since February…

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