Infrastructure virtualisation will be the dominate technology in datacentres within the next few years, thanks to the convergence of three significant factors in the global economy, according to analyst firm Butler Group.
Virtualisation is the practice of running a layer of software on a server that allows multiple operating systems and environments to run on the same piece of hardware as if they were separate physical servers. virtualisation allows computing resources to be used more efficiently and also allows much greater flexibility in managing and allocating these resources.
Many vendors are touting the benefits of virtualisation, and it is perhaps no surprise then that Butler thinks the technology is set to dominate the datacentre.
The three factors influencing this, says Butler in its report, "Infrastructure virtualisation," are the need for organisations to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint; the increasing need of being able to respond quicker to market opportunities; and the drive towards automation in order to reduce operational costs.