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Top data center stories: IT pros double VM memory

The ninth top data center story of 2010 showed that data center managers doubled their server memory to deal with virtualization workloads.

 

#9: IT pros doubling server memory to deal with virtualization workloads 


In 2010, the average virtual machine (VM) was provisioned with more than double the amount of RAM than it was just a year prior. According to TechTarget’s 2010 virtualization survey, the most common range for RAM per VM was 1.5 to 2 GB, which was selected by the plurality of respondents (27.6%). In 2009, the plurality reported assigning far less RAM to VMs -- 500 MB to 1 GB (22.1%).

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