Virtualisation appears to be quite popular these days. Windows 7 users are recommended to run older windows program using one of its module called Windows XP Mode which is using the same virtualisation concept. Today I am in the office but I could not do work on the servers because the IT supports are trying to virtualise the servers. They started yesterday afternoon but there were some problems on one of the servers and as usual, the downtime is longer than expected.
Towards the end of the project, we will have a data center virtualization and every staffs will have a considerable fast network speed. Well, it will be great if it works because all IT equipment from the servers down to the network cables is new. There seems to be no room for any kind of failure at all. Good luck to them!