Virtual Servers to Outpace Physical Units: IDC

This could just be the year of virtualization. At some point this year, research IDC is projecting that virtualized servers will outnumber their physical counterparts.

The drive for greater IT efficiency is especially strong in the WAN sector, according to IDC analyst Cindy Borovick, who made her bold prediction at the Interop conference in Las Vegas.

Datamation has the full report on the building momentum behind virtualization and datacenter consolidation.

LAS VEGAS — According to IDC analyst Cindy Borovick, 2010 will be the first year in which the number of deployed virtual servers will outnumber the number of physical ones.

While the number of virtualized servers are growing, the real driver that IDC is seeing pushing enterprises forward is the need for IT to create efficiencies in the overall business, Borovick said during a presentation here at the Interop conference.

That need to create efficiency and to drive down cost is also fueling growth in the WAN optimization space in particular, she said.

Read the full story at Datamation:

Virtual Servers Top Physical Ones, WAN Optimization Soars: IDC

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