Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey
Organizations today require a more nimble approach to IT management, where new infrastructure deploys in days, not months. Virtualization is ushering in a new era of cloud computing, driven by the need for cost management and increased agility. Over 75% of large enterprises are at least discussing server virtualization and hybrid cloud computing platforms. But because these technologies are new and the market is still maturing, many implementations are still focused on less critical applications. The real benefits will come as enterprises start to move business-critical applications to virtualized or hybrid cloud environments.
The 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey explores the goals, attitudes, challenges and experiences of large enterprises around the world as they stand on the brink of moving business-critical applications to virtualized and hybrid cloud environments.