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The IT market is at a turning point from the strategic point of view. End of 2010 the average customer had virtualized more than 40% of their server workloads. At this time customers are on course to virtualize, consistently, an additional 10% of its servers every year. It is expected that by the end of 2011 the average customer will have virtualized 50% of its servers and will have migrated to their current traditional computing environments cloud.
The new server deployments are experiencing a much more profound and in 2010 the number of virtual servers was already implemented more than physical servers. This trend has continued in 2011 and will continue to accelerate in the future.
The combination of these two trends mark the end of the physical IT was
The first step in this evolution of IT was launched in 2001 with the release of ESX Server 1, the first x86 hypervisor that runs directly on hardware without an operating system. Since then, VMware and Partner Network, comprised of more than 25,000 technology partners, solution providers, distributors, service providers, system integrators and hardware global manufacturers – have helped shape an industry focused on virtualization and cloud computing, providing integrated technology solutions, as well as the sale of programs and services that provide customers with collaborative resources, experience, and knowledge needed in the computer field to solve the wide range of IT challenges.
In recent years the myth that virtualization was something reserved only for large companies has been rejected by the launch of products designed specifically for small businesses and medium (what is known as SMEs). According to a study by Gartner in October 2010 on the mid-market companies, these SMEs are adopting virtualization at a very dynamic and it is anticipated that by 2012, over 75 percent of them will have implemented virtualisation almost all servers, disaster recovery being the most important area of ??IT investments for SMEs in the next two years.
The market has largely recognized that virtualization and cloud computing are inextricably linked. Increasingly, customers are looking for resources to shift more of their existing applications and data to a modern model of IT-based virtualization, and that in turn help to increase their value to redefine how they are managed, delivered and protected. Customers have already begun to implement a dynamic cloud computing within their environments.
Virtualization is an essential piece of cloud computing actually is the technical basis for it. The knowledge and the unique experience of VMware in this area – 85 percent of all virtualized workloads run on VMware – allows customers to evolve from the physical data center virtualization and cloud computing, complete with the advantage that can continue to leverage their infrastructure, their knowledge and current investments. Cloud computing allows customers to increase the value they get to evolve their current IT environments from physical to virtual, while they can achieve new forms of management and security, and new relationships between IT and line of business.