Virtualization

Maximizing Business Agility With the Dynamic Data Center

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Executive Summary

As one of those executives, perhaps one have completed the first phase of virtualization - server consolidation - and enjoy the benefits of lower costs, less crowded floor space, and a smaller carbon footprint. Now they're looking at virtualization as a way to create a more agile IT infrastructure that will provide higher service levels and greater reliability along with further reductions in TCO-what they at Dell and Egenera call the dynamic data center. Unfortunately, the closer they look at the myriad "Virtualization made easy" products on the market, the more they realize that, at the end of the day, they will only shift existing costs and operational complexity from the physical world to the virtual, without realizing the agility and business resilience they seek.

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