Though 85 percent have adopted virtualization to some degree, for the majority (53 percent) that meant 30 percent or fewer production servers virtualized. That is expected to increase to more than 60 percent of servers by the end of 2011 for most respondents.
In the rush to virtualization, security seems to be an afterthought, according to a survey of 302 IT professionals by security vendor Prism Microsystems. Though these pros seem aware of the dangers that come with virtualization, many are using get-by strategies and failing to heed best practices. Those practices could prove to be costly in the end – especially if there’s a data breach. That’s why, with money so tight, Prism Microsystems’ Steve Lafferty, VP of marketing, advocates for a “single point of control to seamlessly monitor the entire IT infrastructure, from the physical to the virtual.”