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I'm trying to find out which percentage of real-world server hardware is being used for virtualization, and which one to directly run operating systems and applications.

I'm not asking for your personal experience here, but rather for some statistics, if such studies have been made by anyone (server vendors? VMware?). Also, historical data would be very useful.

Please provide sources and/or links, if at all possible.

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So if we can't use personal experience then why don't you just google it like everybody else would do. Anything I'd say would be my personal experience. –  tony roth Dec 23 '11 at 23:19

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Gartner did some research a few years back, here is the summary.

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