At its annual Virtualisation Forum, IDS has predicted huge demand for IT virtualisation products and services.
The market analyst firm predicts that the IT virtualisation market will increase to nearly £8.5bn worldwide by 2009, and believes that virtualisation techniques will extend beyond its current home in the server environment.
The forum was designed to show senior IT managers how to effectively exploit computer resources in a virtual manner. The Forum presented IDC's view of the many forms of virtualisation and how the effective use of this technology can help IT and business executives address the need to cut costs, support an ever changing dynamic environment, and make more optimal use of their IT resources.
IDC strongly believes that virtualisation can dramatically change the way corporate computing is done and affect a company's ability to achieve the goals of improved performance, scalability, reliability, and availability.