Virtualisation technology is gaining ground among Indian enterprises as Companies get more and more conscious about their IT deployments. Virtualisation, the creation of a virtual version of an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources, is expected to double its share by 2008 end.
"Virtualisation is expected to gain ground among enterprises and is expected to double from its current 22% to 45% by 2008-end," commented an industry expert. Experts feel that it's the sectors like BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance), telecom, retail and government, which will act as the main drivers for virtualisation technology in India.
"Our clients for this technology are the major players in the BFSI, telecom and the government sector," said Basant Rajan, chief technology officer, Symantec, India. The common theme of all virtualization technologies is the hiding of technical detail, through encapsulation. Virtualisation creates an external interface that hides an underlying implementation by combining resources at different physical locations, or by simplifying a control system.