April 29, 2010 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker, customers came out of the economic downturn with a "virtualize first" mentality and are focusing on mobility and the journey to cloud computing.

IDC attributes widespread adoption of virtualization worldwide to lower short-term capital costs. And with rapid adoption, virtual server sprawl is already a reality for many IT organizations. As a result, IDC expects that 2010 will be a tipping point in the adoption of new management tools and IT policies. Vendors in the virtualization market will need to automate virtual machine management as well as provide a platform for long-term innovation.

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