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Virtualization Sweeps the Data Center


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SHARE's latest groundbreaking research on Total Enterprise Virtualization, conducted by Unisphere Research, finds that virtualization is on the radar screens of a majority of enterprises, with server or storage virtualization already in place at many organizations. A majority of the 388 professionals participating in the survey, 54%, have some depth of knowledge of virtualization, with at least some hands-on experience or testing of these environments. However, most respondents admit they are still learning and understanding virtualization, and most virtualization efforts are scattered or spotty. About 22% say they are adopting virtualization on an enterprise scale, but 30% say it is selected on a department-by-department basis. Another 23% aren't even aware what their corporate virtualization strategy may be. Ultimately, however, a majority of respondents view enterprise virtualization as a long-term IT strategy. For the complete report, available exclusively to SHARE members, click here.

To view the executive summary, go here.

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