Research: Virtualization Impacts Budgets

Through to 2010, server virtualization will have the single largest impact on budgets for IT hardware and support

January 9, 2008

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DUBLIN, Ireland --Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of The Many Faces of Virtualization: Understanding a New IT Reality to their offering.

Attracted by dazzling promises of dramatic reductions in the complexity and costs of infrastructures, user IT executives have made virtualization the hottest topic in many years.

All too frequently, the general concept of virtualization is equated with the specifics of server virtualization. That is because server virtualization or more precisely, mainframe virtualization has been a fixture of the IT landscape for decades. But virtualization can be applied to all IT resources from servers to storage to networks to desktops and is not one-size-fits-all.

As IT vendors move to cash in on the growing popularity of virtualization, they are touting a growing array of offerings to implement, facilitate, organize, mitigate, and/or manage various aspects of virtualization. Not surprisingly, while each vendors sales efforts are well-intentioned, the numerous approaches to virtualization and a cacophony of terms can leave users overwhelmed or confused.

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