SMBs standing behind virtualization, study shows
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
A new study conducted by disaster recovery and data protection solutions provider Acronis revealed that small and medium-sized businesses are expected to adopt virtualization technology at a greater rate than the enterprise, Computerworld reported.
Of the 6,000 SMB managers surveyed from 18 countries, nearly 30 percent said they expect their servers to be virtualized by the end of the year. According to the study, that figure is 50 percent larger than the rate found by a Gartner study gauging the virtualization plans of the enterprise, the news source reported.
"Virtualization has become more affordable and relatively easy for SMBs to implement the high growth rate of virtualization adoption should not be a surprise," noted Acronis president Bill Taylor-Mountford.
As more SMBs turn to virtualization to upgrade their IT infrastructure, organizations have been encouraged to ensure a smooth adoption. IT Business Edge writer Paul Mah recently highlighted several migration tips and noted that companies should have a backup plan in place to ensure their data is still accessible if a disruption occurs. Also, SMBs should utilize a single virtualization platform opposed to different hypervisors.