5 Ways To Save Through Virtualization

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2007-03-01 Print this article Print

Virtualization offers compelling strategic advantages. Here's how your organization can benefit.

In a survey published last month, CIO Insight found that virtualization of servers and storage would get the highest percentage in I.T. spending this year. But with all the advantages virtualization offers, that shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Here are just five examples of how your organization can benefit from virtualization:

  • 1. Virtualization Can Make Your Entire Company More Efficient.
    Virtualization software helps consolidate IT assets and cut costs. The same principles can help make whole organizations more efficient.

  • 2. Virtualization Can Help You Consolidate Data Centers.
    Welch Foods, the jelly and juice producer, improved its efficiency through virtualization, saving 45% when replacing 100 servers.

  • 3. Virtualization Can Help Cut Energy Costs.
    PG&E helps its customers cut costs in their data centers. But the utility also practices what it preaches, through virtualization software and a review of its energy policies.

  • 4. Virtualization Can Power Up Your Hardware.
    Virtualization software can help you get more oomph from your processors and, just maybe, run more than one always-on application on each of those expensive servers.

  • 5. Virtualization Can Save Storage.
    Low storage utilization rates rates provide a compelling argument for storage virtualization products.


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