2010: Will Server Virtualization Hit a Brick Wall?

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 6, 2010

Despite Gartner's forecast that workloads running on virtual machines will increase significantly in 2010, eWeek predicts that server virtualization will hold steady—if not be sluggish—next year.

Gartner says recession-battered companies will hold server virtualization adoption steady in 2010, but that prediction could be proved wrong.

As reported by my eWEEK news colleague Jeffrey Burt, Gartner analysts at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in October released a survey that said, "Only 16 percent of current IT workloads are running on virtual machines. However, that's expected to increase to 50 percent by the end of 2012, and use of VMs will grow most quickly among small and midsize businesses."

There were important virtualization developments in 2009 that may account for the Gartner survey results and that also counter my "sluggish adoption" theory.

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