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IDC Reports Virtualisation Rising As Cloud Adoption Increases

The growth of the cloud computing technology is steadily accompanied by an increasing demand for server virtualisation, a new report has claimed.

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that according to its Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualisation Tracker record, 19.4 percent of all servers shipped during the final four months of 2010 were virtualised, exactly 1 percent higher than that in the last quarter of the previous year.

According to Brett Waldman, a senior research analyst for software appliances and virtualisation at the International Data Corporation, the rise in the figure is primarily caused by a growing demand for cloud computing systems amongst companies, where virtual servers play quite an important role.

"The hype of cloud computing was all the rage in 2010, but it is the foundation of virtualisation that makes it all possible," Waldman said.

Revealing more about the study done by his organisation, Matt Eastwood, the VP of enterprise platforms at IDC (opens in new tab) said in a statement, “IDC continues to see virtualisation as a critical evolutionary step in the journey to the private cloud - with customers' environments quickly maturing and focusing on mobility, self-provisioning, and metering and chargeback capabilities".

Earlier in the week, another report by Infonetics Research had revealed that with the growth in the server virtualisation sector, the investments in the conjugated security software are also constantly on the rise.

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