is a popular buzzword
around enterprise circles these days. Many enterprise and SMB entities are
embracing virtualization in an effort to reduce costs and streamline their
to Veeam Software, the penetration rate for virtualization in enterprise
environments is 39.4 percent, meaning that nearly 40 percent of all physical servers
within an organization are virtualized. However, Veeam Software found that
nearly 92 percent of all enterprises use at least some form of
noteworthy is the fact that average consolidation ratio for enterprise
customers is six virtual servers per host.
surprisingly, when it comes to the actual hypervisors used by enterprises,
VMware is the leader with 84 percent adoption. Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Xen
are used in 61 percent and 53 percent respectively of enterprises.
results show that virtualization has become a standard technology in most
enterprises, it is clear that there is still room for increased penetration. We
would expect to see consolidation ratios increase over time as organizations
look to magnify the ROI they get from virtualization,” said Ratmir Timashev,
President and CEO of Veeam. “As the significant cost, power and efficiency
benefits of virtualization accelerate its position within the enterprise, so
the potential of all IT infrastructures to be based on virtual estates
use of virtualization across the board led
to a huge Q2 for VMware. The company yesterday reported year-over-year
revenue growth of 37 percent while EPS growth came in at 183 percent. Overall
revenue and net income came in at $921 million ($465 million in license
revenue, $456 million in services revenues) and $220 million respectively for
earnings report is due
to come out tomorrow, so we'll have to wait until then to see how Hyper-V
is doing for the software giant. However, all signs point to it making
significant gains in the marketplace. VMware’s new licensing model for vSphere
5 could also drive
more customers to Hyper-V in the future.
also looking to pack in a next generation version of Hyper-V into Windows 8
virtualization adoption increases, so does this need for more robust security
procedures for enterprise customers. The New
Mexico Human Services Department is
nearly 100 percent virtualized according
to PC World, and has
taken a multi-tiered approach to virtualization security following a recent
security breach. The department added two-factor authentication, installed HyTrust, and now uses the Juniper
vGW Series firewall to fight
off unwanted intrusions into its network.
quote: meaning that nearly 40 percent of all physical servers within an organization are virtualized.