Many companies that experimented with virtual server hosting solutions for their enterprises during the technology's infancy left the adoption with a sour taste in their mouth. According to a recent article on CTO Edge, the time has come for organizations to revisit server virtualization if they have not done so already.
The technology has matured quickly, with hosts improving an array of services ranging from dedicated virtual servers to shared and VPS servers. The options for customization, reliability, security and maintenance have all improved substantially in recent years, and businesses are starting to notice.
In server virtualization's early days, the technology was plagued by immaturity. At the time, hosting services were still learning how to manage systems, new architectural problems were consistently arising and companies were pushed away by the growing pains.
Now, virtual server hosting has matured and is offering businesses a new way to store data with scalability, flexibility and cost-efficiency that is not available through on-premise solutions.
A recent survey conducted by Gartner points to the increased adoption of virtual servers as the technology continues to mature. Currently, just 16 percent of business workloads are on virtual machines. Over the next two years, however, that number is expected to rise to at least 50 percent.