Cost Savings and IT Space Constraints Top Reasons Why Retailers Adopting Virtualization

Close to three-quarters (71 percent) of U.S. retailers are turning to a broad set of virtualization solutions as a means to save costs, maximize space and generally gain better control of their IT infrastructures, reports a new survey released today by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft’s “Virtualization in Retail Survey 2008,” conducted by independent Washington, D.C.-based research […]

Close to three-quarters (71 percent) of U.S. retailers are turning to a broad set of virtualization solutions as a means to save costs, maximize space and generally gain better control of their IT infrastructures, reports a new survey released today by Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft’s “Virtualization in Retail Survey 2008,” conducted by independent Washington, D.C.-based research firm KRC Research, found that nearly half of the participating retailers (49 percent) are employing one form of virtualization within their store locations based on cost savings, while 46 percent are seeking to better respond to issues and failures of applications and systems, and 43 percent chose virtualization solutions to help them save space.

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