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Steve Brown's 'Network Observations' Blog Overall, 51% of organizations use virtualization, and this should rise to 83% within two years. That's the result of a recent poll to gauge where IT professionals - fifty percent of the respondents were C-level or IT management - stood with emerging technologies. On the first day of Interop, we at Network Management joined together with NetQoS to poll 117 Interop attendees and gauge where they stood with emerging technologies. Fifty percent of the respondents were C-level or IT management. The surprise with the polling wasn’t that  virtualization is popular, but rather the strong expected rate of adoption. 44% of respondents said that at least 20 percent of their applications run on virtual machines, while a sizable portion (40%) said they don’t have virtual machines. A small portion ran over half their applications ... (more)