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When it comes to the future impact of virtualization upon data centers and networks, we may already have experienced "the shot heard ‘round the world." In fact, the stage is set for the next wave of the "virtualization revolution." Most IT organizations already recognize the importance of virtual servers. Cost savings through better utilization of the underlying server hardware is well documented as are the environmental savings on power, cooling and rack space. A 2012 survey conducted by Gartner Research found that virtualization is among the top 10 highest IT technology priorities for CIOs. ("Gartner Executive Programs' Worldwide Survey of More Than 2,300 CIOs Shows Flat IT Budgets in 2012, but IT Organizations Must Deliver on Multiple Priorities," 1/18/2012) Many IT organizations are now looking at extending those benefits to the rest of the enterprise. Virtua... (more)