The Virtualization Evolution

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Executive Summary

Everyone gets the cost angle. While traditional server technology typically utilizes 5-15 percent of its capacity, Virtualization can dramatically improve utilization to north of 80 percent. For one of Siemens' financial services customers, Siemens was able to reduce the number of servers from 4,826, to 883, consolidate their global IT presence from 108 compute locations to 14 managed data centers, and cut capital expenditures by 28 percent. Such savings can bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened CFO.

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