Software

Virtualization & Consolidation

Date Added: Apr 2010
Format: PDF

These days, virtualization is being applied to server, network, storage, application and desktop/client environments to help federal agencies boost efficiency, cut costs and go greener. And that's not just hype. The benefits of virtualization are substantial and the most important among them are flexibility and efficiency. "You can take one server and partition it using virtualization, creating virtual machines so you are effectively turning one server into six or eight," Deniece Peterson, IT research firm INPUT's manager of industry analysis, explained in an interview. "Because of that, you don't have to continue to buy as many physical servers.