Gartner Inc.and IDC both released numbers this week that show virtualization adoption is going strong. Gartner reported that today, 16% of x86 server workloads run in a virtual machine, but by 2012, that the number will increase to about 50%. The main driver for the rapid increase in virtualization adoption will be small businesses, which are just starting down the virtualization road. . Meanwhile, the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker released reported that 16.5% of all server shipments in the second quarter of 2009 run virtualization software, up from 14.5% the previous year. At the same time, server shipments decreased year over year by 21%, and virtualization license revenue declined 18.7%.. NetApp releases VMware vCenter plug-in
NetApp released the Virtual Storage Console (VSC), a plug-in for VMware vCenter that gives VMware administrators visibility into NetApp FAS series storage arrays. VSC reports available storage per data store/logical unit number/volume, the amount of savings obtained with NetApp de-duplication, and controller health. VSC 1.0 is supported on ESX 4.x, and has limited support for ESX 3.5 environments. It can be downloaded here. CA tools peer deeper into VMware
CA launched a raft of new products this week that feature virtualization enhancements. CA Spectrum Service Assurance helps find the root cause of service problems
For more information about CA's virtualization management tools can be found here.Let us know what you think about the story; email: Alex Barrett, News Director.