Better Backup for VM Sprawl
The following chart is data from IDC data:
Two things immediately stand out when looking at this data: 1) VM growth is going to continue into the predicted future (not surprising), and 2) physical server presence is constant over the same time frame (also not suprising).
As organizations increase their use of virtualization technology, lower time-to-provision drives ever-faster rates of virtual server growth. As the number of servers multiplies, the challenge of protecting these systems grows in proportion.
What’s interesting to me is that the battle we find ourselves in today, with a single-solution to protect both physical and virtual vs. separate solutions for physical and virtual will still be raging in the future....