I am not surprised at all. Who wouldn't?
Rackspace sponsored a study of 245 customers of its managed hosting business and found that 57 percent of their internal infrastructures were virtualized. Of those surveyed, 72 percent said they would host business-critical applications on virtual machines.
In the "of-course you would say that" category, 71 percent of the respondents said they would prefer to host those mission-critical applications on a virtualized platform provided by a managed hosting provider such as RackSpace. Not surprisingly, of those respondents who had not used virtualization yet, 64 percent said they would like to try it with assistance of a hosting provider.