IDC predicts over 50% physical servers will be virtualized in 2011

Quoting from ITPro:

At a VMware event in London IDC analyst Chris Ingles said that virtualisation is increasingly being used for core business processes.

Ingles said he expects the number of physical servers which are virtualised to jump from seven per cent this year to 50 per cent in 2011. “That may be a little bit conservative,” he said…

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This month IDC also predicted that physical server market will hardly grow over 2% annually through 2011 because of virtualization and that virtualization services market will reach $11.7 billion by 2011.

The Virtualization Industry Predictions has been updated accordingly.