Andy Lees's on Virtualisation

Andy Lee's the Microsoft Corporate VP for Server and Tools recently presented in Sydney. He spoke about :

1. 90% of Servers worldwide are running at <10% utilisation

2. 5% of the worlds servers are virtualised

3. Windows Server is on 70% of the world’s servers

4. Windows Server will have Virtualisation built into the server in Windows Server 2008

5. Power usage and Datacenter efficiencies are topics on all CIO’s lists due to the green movement and the need to sweat an asset

6. Virtualisation through VMWare and Virtual Server are at the hardware level today, this will be commoditised very soon

7. The discussion is not about the commodity but the next level – how do you manage a logical set of technology as opposed to a physical environment

Thanks to Gary Denman for this synopsis.