Sage Research finds out great customers expertise in hardware-assisted virtualization

Quoting from ComputerWorld:

Moreover, other results of the survey, which involved 265 IT decision-makers at companies with 500 or more employees, show that organizations that are already using server virtualization or that are interested in the technology are doing so mostly to increase efficiency and utilization of their servers (84%) and lower data center costs (72%) — the basic and successful marketing mantra espoused by current market leader VMware Inc.

Eighteeen percent of respondents said they were “very familiar” with chip-assisted virtualization technology, such as Intel Corp.’s VT or Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s AMD-V. Meanwhile, a third of respondents claimed to be “very familiar” with either hardware-assisted virtualization, which promises to offer faster performance than VMware’s more software-heavy approach, or open-source virtualization software such as Xen, Open VZ or Virtual Iron…

Read the whole article at source.

It’s notable so much familiarity with hardware-assisted virtualization when VMware just reported they don’t improve performances at all. Au contraire.