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Virtualization: Are you doing it or just talking about it? (user survey)

There is a no doubt that virtualization is a hot topic these days.  CIOs are being challenged - in today’s tough economic times – to drive both hardware and energy costs down and are embracing virtualization as a way to do so.  I recently checked some stats in a new tool that I’m using that tracks blogs, Twitter, etc., and couldn’t help but notice the number of times “virtualization” was mentioned in the last 30 days – actually, its mention is an order of magnitude higher than any of my other search terms! 


 


Furthermore, in the last 3 days, I have received invitations to 12 virtualization-related webinars and webcasts – more than triple the number of invitations I receive to webinars, etc. related to other topics.  This leads me to wonder – is all the hype around virtualization fact or fiction?  Are people truly embracing it or simply just “talking” about it?


I’d like to ask your help in answering my question – an informal survey of sorts.   Comment on this post or e-mail me with one of the following three answers:



  1. My company has an IT environment that is comprised of both physical and virtual resources.

  2. My company has not implemented any sort of virtualization into our IT environment, but plans to do so in the next 12 months.

  3. My company has not implemented any sort of virtualization into our IT environment, and does not plan to do in the next 12 months.


In a week or so, I will post the percentage split among the 3 answers for all to see.
If you’d like to elaborate on your answer, I’ll take that too!  (I will keep all answers confidential.)
Thanks in advance to all of you that respond to my survey.  I look forward to hearing from you!  


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