Hitachi Data Systems conducted a survey of its UK partners and learned virtualization is one of the key areas of investments during this recession:
The good thing about the tech industry is that companies not only invest in it to increase productivity, they also look to technology to save them money. In the current economic climate, the efficiencies created by virtualisation are increasingly appealing to both enterprise and SMEs, with a telling 87 percent of channel respondents saying they expect their customers to invest in virtualisation over the next 12 months.
And this isn't limited to just server virtualisation. Storage virtualisation is also popular as it allows more efficient use of disparate server resources and can help extend the useful life of older storage equipment.