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State of virtualization and cloud computing: 2011
This article is part of the Virtual Data Center issue of January 2010, Vol. 18
Virtualization has emerged as a major enabler for the modern data center, increasing resource utilization, system support options and resilience. Cloud computing technologies further that transformation, bringing on-demand provisioning and scalability to computing users. So, how does your organization’s acceptance of virtualization and cloud computing compare to the rest of the IT industry? More resources from this Data Center Decisions 2011 survey special report State of server technology and operating systems State of data center facilities State of systems management and data center services Survey background and demographics In early 2011, SearchDataCenter.com released the Data Center Decisions 2011 (DCD: 2011) survey to gauge reader trends and get an understanding of the factors influencing data center evolution in the enterprise. We received more than 1,000 responses from a range of professionals spanning numerous IT roles. In this article, the second in a special report series, we examine survey results surrounding ...
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