Just saw some predictions from Tom Bittman of Gartner in an article from eWeek. Pretty interesting stuff, in that he is claiming that:
The installed base of VMs will grow more than tenfold between 2007 and 2011. And by 2012, the majority of x86 server workloads will be running in a VM.
Yowza – that’s pretty impressive.
The thing I’m wondering about is just how that relates to a decline in physical infrastructure? In other words, what is the “net new” infrastructure as a result of this?