The use of server virtualization could help businesses to simplify their data management centers significantly, according to an industry expert.
In an article for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, vice-president of marketing at technology firm Embiotics David Lynch said that "the potential impact of virtualization on existing control processes and procedures" is significant.
Mr Lynch added that the use of virtual machines could have several positive implications for data management, such as simplifying system usage.
Management of high levels of data is currently under question as the US prepares to undertake its census, which it does every decade.
The census will be available in more than 60 languages and the government will begin sending out 120 million forms in March to the estimated 304 million people living within the US.