Virtualisation on the rise

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Virtualisation on the rise

According to Freeform Dynamics, many IT infrastructure projects are now focusing on virtualisation of existing systems, rather than on the procurement of further servers, reports Zycko.

The analyst has published its latest Barometer survey of the IT sector, which reveals that server virtualisation is a current initiative for around 40% of organisations, with many others planning projects for the coming six months.

Adoption of virtualisation is driven by a desire to utilise the available server resources more fully, according to Freeform Dynamics, as well as to gain cost benefits as a result.

EMC to showcase virtualisation functionalities

This week EMC is set to add new data deduplication capabilities and virtualisation functionalities to its storage portfolio, according to vnunet.

The announcements are scheduled to take place at the firm's annual US customer and partner event, EMC World, taking place in Orlando from 18 May.

The theme of this year's event, given the current economic climate, is how IT can cut down storage costs, EMC said.

Oracle buys Virtual Iron

Having recently purchased Sun Microsystems, Oracle has now bought virtualisation specialist Virtual Iron for an unspecified amount, says Heis online.

The purchase gives Oracle another server virtualisation solution, including Virtual Iron's management software.

In a statement Wim Coekaerts, Oracle vice-president of Linux and virtualisation engineering, said "With the addition of Virtual Iron, Oracle expects to enable customers to more dynamically manage their server capacity and optimise their power consumption.”

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