Virtualization Push is On
In October 2009, Gartner Group predicted that 50 percent of workloads would be running on virtual machines by 2012 (“Server Virtualization Adoption Growing Rapidly,” Gartner Says, eWeek.com, October 21, 2009). SMBs drove that number as data centers moved toward complete virtualization, although virtual server deployments have typically been inspired by associated cost savings.