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Users adopt “Virtualize First” mentality, IDC reports

IDC published their worldwide quarterly server virtualization tracker report. IDC didn’t publish market share for virtualization software licenses, but rather published growth stats. VMware, Microsoft and Citrix were the only vendors called out in the news release. Some of the main takeaways are: · 18% of all new servers shipped in Q4’09 were virtualized, up 3% year over year ·Sales of virtualized servers declined 14% for 2009 ; ·Virtualization licenses declined 7% for 2009, but were up 13% in Q4 compared to Q4 of 2008 · HP was the #1 server OEM for annual new server shipments virtualized (38%), followed by Dell (28%) and IBM (15%) · IDC said virtualization continues to remain a top priority. Check out Bob’s take on managing the gap between on-premises datacenter and online services:

More info: IDC’s news release


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