Virtualization

Reducing Operational Expense (OpEx) With Virtualization and Virtual Systems Management

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Executive Summary

There are many different drivers and outcomes for virtualization, including clear evidence of overall cost reduction and ROI. In fact, EMA surveyed IT technicians, architects, and management from over 600 mid-to very large organizations (89% of which had already implemented virtualization; 59% for over 12 months) and found that virtualization has delivered "Real, measurable cost savings" for over 70% of these organizations. These savings come from reducing both Capital Expenses ('CapEx') - periodic costs of buying or upgrading assets such as servers, software licenses, or data center facilities - and Operational Expenses ('OpEx') - day-to-day costs of running IT such as staff costs, rent, or power.

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