Survey Analysis: 2010 Data Center Conference, x86 Virtualization and Hosted Virtual Desktops Driven by Business Agility, Not by Cost Savings

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Summary

Data Center Conference survey respondents indicate that hosted virtual desktop implementations are increasing; however, storage and software expenses outweigh energy and consolidation savings for server virtualization.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • Server Virtualization Can Be Expensive, and Not an Immediate Cost Reducer
    • Expect Increased Storage and Software Costs With Virtualization
    • Symantec NetBackup, IBM TSM and Fast-Rising Veeam Are Top Protection Choices for x86 Virtualized Environments
    • Forty Percent of Organizations Will Implement HVD in Various Stages During 2011
    • Existing and New Client Machines Will Be Used for HVD Implementations
  • Methodology
  • Recommended Reading
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