However, IT managers at some companies can feel forced to hide plans from end users and vendors in order to overcome potential objections to virtualization, said IT professionals and analysts attending Computerworld's Infrastructure Management World (IMW) conference, held earlier this month in Scottsdale, Ariz.
In some cases, end users object to virtualization because they're concerned that virtual machines lack the security Webroot AntiSpyware 30-Day Free Trial. Click here. and performance of dedicated servers.
At the same time, many IT operations must deal with vendors that either prohibit them from implementing their software on virtual machines or establish convoluted pricing schemes for virtualized setups.
Companies are taking a variety of measures to overcome such obstacles, including adopting "don't ask, don't tell" policies in order to get virtual applications running without notifying users and vendors.
In the latest installment of a twice-yearly survey by The InfoPro, a New York-based consulting firm, about 40 percent of respondents from 150 large companies said they aren't asking business units for permission to implement server The HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server with Systems Insight Manager (SIM). virtualization.