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Recent Study Reveals Virtualisation Penetration at 40 Percent

Four out of every 10 servers in the web space today are not physical, a recent virtualisation study involving big businesses from all across the US, UK Germany and France claims.

According to the V-Index study (opens in new tab) which brought this rather interesting fact to light, an average of 39 percent of the servers in these countries are actually virtualised, the average number of virtual machines in a typically big organisation being approximately 470 as compared to 113 hosts.

The most extensively used hypervisor found by the study was VMware, which found its place in almost 84 percent of the participating businesses.

The V-Index study was carried out by an independent market research outfit, Vanson Bourne. The study involved an extensive survey involving near about 500 enterprises all across the US, France, UK and Germany. The primary focus of the study mainly revolved around finding details about 3 parameters including consolidation ratio, primary hypervisor in use and virtualization rate.

“While the results show that virtualisation has become a standard technology in most enterprises, it is clear that there is still room for increased penetration,” Ratmir Timashev, chief executive at Veeam said, CIO UK reports (opens in new tab).

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.