Virtualization Technologies used today and its benefits!

Most of the business today are choosing virtualization for Server consolidation, however along with that they get a lot more benefits:

  • Reduce power and space requirement in data centres
  • Fast application and service provisioning
  • Improved manageability
  • Business continuity

When these factors are measured by a survey taken by f5 few years a go we got the following results.

This clearly explains that the Businesses are focused to do server consolidation and reduction of power and space requirement which is the driving factors even today.

The types of virtualization do we currently have ? as discussed this on my previous post, I am going to compare them today.

According to surveys taken recently we have the following stats.

This clearly explains us that most of the Virtualization technologies are been used today, however still the most popular one is Server virtualization. Never the less this is taken on a different level today to get the Desktop virtualization for the end users companies like Citrix and VMware have got a lot of powerful products for this.


Finally I would like to discuss the products which are used in the industry and to what extent. The most widely used product is VMware ESX and then comes Microsoft Hyper-V. As we can see from the table below.


I will  be disscussing VMware and Hyper-V Technologies and theire benifites over one and outher in detail in my next post.


About Ibrahim Quraishi

Ibrahim began his career as the co-founder of, a popular RSS feed management service. Later he went on to work for one of the UK’s leading mobile communication company Everything Everywhere Ltd (Orange UK and T-Mobile UK) under the brand Orange for 4 years. After which he joined Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)®, a global leader in wireless innovation, that revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Ibrahim holds several certifications, which includes VMware Certified Professional (VCP 510), (VCP 6 )Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Currently pursuing several other certifications like Backup, VCAP etc.. Ibrahim is based in London, UK.

Posted on June 14, 2012, in Administration, Full Virtualization, Hardware Assisted), Hardware Virtualization, Hosted Virtualization, Hyper-V, Network Virtualization, Networking, P2V, Paravirtualization, physical to virtual converter, Security, Server Virtualization, Storage Virtualization, system administrator, Technology, VCenter, virtualized, Vm ware converter, Vmware, Wi-Fi, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

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