Companies rate consolidation as main objective for virtualisation.

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Recent research carried out by Storage Expo on 362 companies found that the main objective for implementing virtualisation was sever consolidation (62%) closely followed by new management capabilities (30%). A small percent (6%) rated availability as an objective while only 2% had no plans to implement virtualisation.

According to Natalie Booth, Event Manager for Storage Expo 2008, "Virtualisation has seen dramatic adoption by companies in recent years and the qualitative benefits of flexibility, recoverability and assurance are well known. Virtualised server infrastructure is a powerful approach to lower costs, improve manageability, and dramatically increase utilisation."

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