4 Out Of Every 10 Servers Are Virtual
According to a study, conducted by the virtualization management firm Veeam, of 544 large businesses in the UK, US, France and Germany, nearly four out of ten servers are virtual.
The V-Index study shows that across the countries, on average, about 39 percent o servers are virtualized, with a typical large business running 470 virtual machines and 113 hosts. Almost nine in ten businesses use virtualization to some degree with four out of ten feeling that further virtualization is outweighed by reliability concerns. A similar proportion are waiting to refresh their hardware before further virtualization.
The most widely used hyper-visor is VMware, used by 84 percent of firms. Six in 10 also use Microsoft Hyper-V, fifty-five percent use Citrix Xen and 12 percent use alternatives. Ratmir Timashev, chief executive at Veeam had this to say:
While the results show that virtualization has become a standard technology in most enterprises, it is clear that there is still room for increased penetration.