The report shows that virtualization has a strong ongoing adoption rate, largely due to companies' need to cut costs through server consolidation and establish more flexible resources. About 77% of the 320 companies surveyed either have deployed or plan to evaluate some virtualization within environments. However, it was only a matter of time before a red flag was raised about how these new logical environments are going to be secured for high availability, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Bottom line, end users need to start thinking not only about using virtualization for high availability and disaster recovery but also, about how to protect their newly virtualized environments.
"Virtualization has been swiftly adopted by end users, particularly in the server realm and largely due to the business pressures to consolidate the number of servers occupying precious real estate space," says Ralph Rodriguez, Senior Vice President for Aberdeen Group.
Get the report here and CNN coverage here.