Below are some interesting trends regarding the adoption and growth of virtualization technologies. These virtualization trends are from a recent VMware presentation.

  • What percent of workloads are virtualized currently?


The results indicate a continued increase in adoption of virtualization technologies in the enterprise.

  • Which applications are being virtualized the most?


The results indicate that Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint and SQL have been heavily virtualized. In terms of percentage growth, there are more instances of SAP being virtualized as compared to other applications!

  • What about VM density? Are there more VMs being deployed per physical host today than before?


The results indicate an increase in VM density for server/application workloads but the increase is not significant.