In May 2007 Gartner was predicting that the total numer of deployed virtual machines would reach 3 million by 2009, and that virtualization would be part of nearly every aspect of IT by 2015.
The popular analysis firm seems to think that virtualization adoption is accelerating more than expected and it’s adjusting its forecasts accordingly.
It’s not exactly clear what Gartner means by deployed VMs (we’d assume deployed in production) or virtualized PCs (installing virtualization products for different purposes?) but it’s evident that the firm drastically changed its mind in the last 12 months.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Predictions has been updated accordingly.