Date Added: Jun 2009
IT organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver more functionality - faster and with smaller budgets - to service their business and their customers. Increasing costs attributed to power and cooling of servers, coupled with the headache of managing the ever expanding data center, make this a serious challenge, resulting in new advancements within the enterprise. Scale-out, cost prohibitive IT is no longer sustainable; the pendulum is swinging back towards a centralized, highly integrated and business-friendly IT. At the heart of this transformation is virtualization. Through its ability to consolidate workloads and reduce the amount of time and energy IT spends purchasing, installing and maintaining racks of servers, virtualization allows the organization to satisfy its goals with fewer physical resources and reduced operational costs.