Virtualization will be highest impact issue for enterprises through 2015, but, along with it comes a possible rude awakening from shortfalls in server workloads and growth, according to a forthcoming report.

In the report, Connecticut-based researchers Gartner estimated that more than 80% of enterprises now have a virtualization program or project, but only one-quarter of all server workloads will be in a virtual machine by the end of this year. Philip Dawson, research VP at Gartner, said in a news release announcing the preliminary findings that as virtualization matures, the next "big thing" will be automating the composition and management of the virtualized resources.

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