The survey, which was carried out amongst delegates at the recent Internet World show in London also revealed that even though one in three regards virtualisation as a key part of their organisation’s future, 67% are still not really familiar with the concept.
Commenting on the findings of the research, Jonathan Robinson, COO at NetBenefit, says: “This poll has demonstrated the rising interest in virtualisation which we believe people will be hearing a lot more about over the next 12-18 months. However, there is clearly still a really big requirement for education on the subject of virtualisation and its benefits.
“As well as providing increased resource sharing and utilisation advantages, virtualisation is becoming an attractive option to businesses looking to improve their carbon footprint. By allowing you to stack numerous virtual servers, this technology reduces the demand for power – sometimes by the equivalent of ten machines down to just one – which is great news for the environment.”