Date Added: Oct 2009
Unfortunately many people don't realize that virtualization is not a cure-all. There is still substantial money left on the table after the work. Yes, virtualization enables many quick wins, provides substantial cost and environmental benefits to the business and is easy to accomplish, but it doesn't solve costs associated with staffing, management and software, all of which comprise a substantial part of IT budgets. In fact, many virtualization adopters have exacerbated the problem with an explosion of new system images, all on the assumption that they are "Free" because no additional hardware is needed; forgetting that hardware is only a part of the IT cost equation.