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Europe: SMEs still not convinced on virtualization

Virtualisation providers have yet to convince Irish SMEs of the technology's potential, analysts at IDC have told ENN.

Research by the firm indicates that large companies in Europe see benefits in virtualisation but that SMEs have yet to show the same level of interest. "It's certainly not seen as a mature technology by SMEs in any of the countries we've gone to," Chris Ingle, consulting and research director with IDC, told ENN. He made the comments at a roundtable event in Munich held by Novell, Intel and IDC.

Virtualisation technology is designed to allow computers and servers to be used much more efficiently by facilitating several programs at the same time. Virtualisation firms say that virtual infrastructure software enables multiple virtual machines to be run on a single physical server, making for more effective and efficient use of customers' server hardware resources.

Well the fact that the SMEs are taking a note of virtualization is reason enough to shoe them the full-fledged use and benefits of virtualization. They will understand, surely!



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