Other countries in Asia to reap the same benefit
According to IDC's Server Economies Index, businesses in Asia are also expected to reap in cost savings due to server virtualisation.
For the period of 2003 to 2020, US$98 billion worth of spending is expected to be avoided in Asia. Following are projections of cost savings from the four key areas:
- Server spending avoided: US$48.8 billion
- Power and cooling costs saved: US$17.7 billion
- Floor space costs saved: US$2 billion
- Server admin costs avoided: US$29.8 billion
Avneesh Saxena, group vice president, Domain Research Group at IDC, said: "The IDC Server Economies Index validates that virtualisation is one of the technology disruptors in Asia Pacific."
 Virtualisation does require servers to increase its density, leading to increased power consumption and cooling requirements. However, IDC notes that this is offset by the ability to run data centres at higher temperatures than previously and the economical systems being developed to reduce power consumption.
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