"Malaysian companies appear to be embracing the concept of and adopting virtualisation as they realise the benefits, which can include better business agility and flexibility, a reduction in operational expenses, and greater environmental sustainability," said Si.
He added that some industry commenters believe that data centres of the future will be software-defined architectures. "A software-defined data centre can bring benefits to the modern data centre, including reduced total cost of ownership and the ability to repurpose or rescale in a matter of moments."
"As more enterprises adopt virtualisation in the other areas of a software-defined data centre, they are also exploring new opportunities in saving costs, such as networking, security and storage," said Si.
"As we move toward the software-defined data centre, there is the potential for an even bigger increase in cost efficiency. Every ringgit in cost savings allows for companies to re-invest in other key areas, to innovate and increase their productivity and competitiveness in the local landscape to realise the synthesis of technology and IT infrastructure," he said.
VMware commissioned IDC to create a hypothetical view of a world where x86 server virtualisation never existed, and then to forecast the impact that server virtualisation is likely to have made by the year 2020. IDC put together a select team of IDC worldwide, Japan and Asia Pacific analysts to build a server-centric model that shows the impact of virtualisation, which models data for eight countries across APJ (Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, PRC, Singapore, Thailand & Japan). The IDC Server Economies Index indicates server virtualisation's positive economic impact across two time periods, 2003-2012 (historical) and 2013-2020 (forecast), in four areas: Server Spending, Power & Cooling, Server Admin, and Floor Space.
Photo - Hussein Mohd Ali, Territory Manager, Malaysia & Brunei, VMware.
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