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Virtualisation 'faces a tough climb'

Dubai, September 3, 2008

Global research titled HP Virtualization Study, conducted on behalf of HP has revealed that only one-third of 150 technology respondents interviewed recognise virtualisation as a valuable business tool.

The research was conducted by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates.

According to the study, while 86 percent of technology decision makers said they have implemented virtualisation projects, a vast majority of them said they expect to have virtualised just 25 percent of their technology environments by 2010.

While many of those surveyed anticipate eventually reaching 75 percent virtualisation of their total environments, two-thirds of implementers relegate virtualisation to the role of technology enabler.

Approximately 75 per cent of the respondents were from enterprise level companies and 25 per cent were from mid-size companies.

Regions included: North America (United States and Canada), Western Europe (UK, France, Germany), Eastern Europe (Russia, Czech Republic), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, Australia), and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico).

HP, the largest technology and solutions provider in the world, is present in the Middle East with 1100 employees and subsidiaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Cairo, Ramallah, Qatar, Oman and two service joint ventures in Kuwait and Bahrain servicing the GCC, Egypt and the Levant.

'Virtualisation is a powerful step in transforming IT,' said Ann Livermore, executive vice president, Technology Solutions Group, HP.

'To do it right means successfully managing and automating mixed physical and virtual environments. HP delivers the industry's broadest portfolio for virtualised environments, covering applications and operations management, infrastructure and client architectures.'
 
HP's approach to virtualisation is focused on removing the technology inhibitors that reduce virtualisation's impact on the business.

It highlights how applications and business services can perform well regardless of where and how they are hosted, networked or managed.

It dramatically simplifies management across a combined virtual and physical world, and it addresses the issue of pooling infrastructure resources across an organisation.

HP's new offerings support business needs that span the desktop to the data centre. They are focused on lowering operational cost, mitigating the risk of a heterogeneous environment and freeing resources to deliver new business services.

These offerings are designed around three specific areas: applications and operations management, overcoming infrastructure barriers, and maximising client architectures.

More information about HP’s virtualisation capabilities, including HP customer testimonials on their virtualisation implementations, is available at www.hp.com/go/virtualize. - TradeArabia News Service




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