Interview: Techworld interviews Rich Lechner of IBM

Techworld published an interview with the IBM Vice President of Virtualisation, Rich Lechner.

He said a couple of interesting things:

We regularly survey IBM and non-IBM customers, and 54 per cent either have or will implement virtualisation this year. For SMBs — that’s companies with under 1,000 employees — the adoption rate is the same as for big enterprises which is very unusual for a new technology. Sixty per cent of all virtualisation engagements are in SMBs and their pain points are same as those of the big customers: cutting costs, consolidation, and handling storage growth while containing IT admin costs.


Bear in mind that total cost of ownership is becoming less important than flexibility, availability, and enabling SLAs.

Read the whole interview at source.