Date Added: Sep 2013
Over the past few years, managing data center environments has become one of the most costly functions of IT, with over 70 percent of budgets going toward the management of existing systems. IT teams are under more pressure than ever to reduce costs and risks while delivering increasing value to the business. This is no easy task. At the same time IT budgets are coming under close scrutiny, virtualization and application growth are putting new strain on IT teams. Virtual servers can be created with the click of a button, but they still have to be patched and maintained just as physical servers do. Because of the economic climate and the additional strains on IT teams, companies must find ways to transform their operations, fine-tune their spending, and become more efficient.