Small Businesses Invest in Server Virtualization

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted September 8, 2011

New research from CDW indicates that a quarter of small businesses have virtualized at least some of their servers -- attracted by efficiency, cost savings and flexibility to meet changing business demands. As reported on eChannel Line, the average percentage of servers virtualized at those businesses grew steadily from 28 percent to 33 percent between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011.

"The survey indicated that 79% of those that have virtualized say small businesses can see significant benefits from server virtualization and 65% say it has significantly improved their organization's IT Return on Investment. On average, small businesses using virtualization reported saving 18% of their IT budget or $19,400 per year.

"'We see that most customers are happy with the virtualization work done,' Thiel said. 'They come back a lot for additional opportunities. After they virtualize, we find they look at business continuity, and see how easy to is to back up mission critical information, which gives them the ability to have a better backup and disaster recovery plan.'"

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