As the global economy is recovers, pent-up business demand for new apps and market initiatives is driving server investments. Forrester finds that 25 percent of organisations expect server spend to grow by 5 percent to 10 percent, and 6 percent expect it to grow by 10 percent or more. And to reduce operating and capital costs, improve disaster recovery, and accelerate time-to-market for new apps, organisations are turning to server virtualisation.
But a new motivator to expand and improve the use of server virtualisation is bubbling to the surface: reducing energy consumption. Why? Forrester finds that there are three primary motivators:
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