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A Virtual Majority

Forrester Research now claims that the majority of large and SME shops now use or plan to use some form of server virtualization. Of those that already virtualize, a bit over half use VMware. Hyper-V comes in between 18 and 22 percent. Not bad for a nearly new product.

This is just the beginning. As the economy tightens and power costs soar, virtualization and even cloud services will take hold. The good news is these virtual tools are getting better all the time and putting important apps on them is less risky.

Do you use virtualization to save energy? Have you pushed any other green initiatives? Are there ways to use Microsoft software more efficiently, and has Microsoft told you about them? Help me spread the word by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 09, 2009 at 11:53 AM