A recent report by IDC predicts the number of virtual machines to exceed physical systems in 2009.
The number of servers shipped in Europe with a virtualization platform increased by 26.5% in 2008 compared to 2007. IDC predict VM shipments to be 10% higher than physical servers in 2009, extending to a 3:2 ratio by 2013.
IDC also stated that the role of management tools are “more and more pivotal”, as physical and virtual servers need to be managed throughout their lifecycle.
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management.
On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
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