A virtualized data center is a more nimble, responsive, and efficient data center. This report discusses the trend towards x86 virtualization and customer benefits, and examines how (in defiance of conventional wisdom) SMB customers have been embracing – and benefiting from – x86 virtualization at about the same rate as larger enterprises.
While some organizations are already utilizing Big Data or various large enterprise analytics techniques, many more are still working to grasp how these new usage models might help them. Thereís a lot of undiscovered value in the vast amounts of data they currently have and the data that they can get from other sources. They know that they can somehow convert this data into insights that will let them ramp up efficiency and be ready for tomorrow today.