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Discussion on: Virtualization is Coming

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:13 pm
by felicelam
As you might guess, we spend a lot of time looking at current marketing trends and what types of technologies and products our customers will need over the next 24 to 36 months. Many of our customers at Canadian Web Hosting ( have seen our continued expansion into virtualization and cloud web hosting solutions. While the reason for this are not difficult to understand, sometimes it can be helpful to see numbers and trends behind these decisions and to see where your competitors might be heading.

In looking at these changes, the significant cost, power and efficiency advantages of virtualization have helped push the cloud into the enterprise and many companies are moving their existing IT infrastructures into that cloud which now stands at 38.9% penetration.

One of my favourite reference tools is the V-index, a free resource that is updated every quarter on that gives you clear and concise data that represents where the enterprise market is heading. This is important as most “enterprise” grade solutions trickle down to the small and medium size business’ as the platforms mature. What is the V-index? The V-index tracks the penetration of virtualization across the server requirements of large-scale enterprises in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany and the aim is to give end-users an ongoing snapshot of the penetration rate of virtualization, thereby the user can deduct trends and issues that may affect its adoption.

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