IT Management and Virtualization Software Reduce Cost and Energy Consumption at BMC Datacenter : An ROI Case Study
Source: IDG (International Data Group)
Today's IT organizations act as service providers to the business. IT must align with business strategy, minimize operational costs, maximize the return from investments and operational expenditures, and respond to rapidly changing business needs. Server virtualization is a key technology initiative for transforming IT infrastructure and operations to support improved service delivery, better cost control, reduced energy consumption, reduced use of floor space, and higher availability. While virtualization is a long-standing approach for resource sharing in high-end mainframe and Unix platforms, server virtualization is a relatively new development on x86 architecture platforms, with growing use over the past three years based on software hypervisors from VMware, Microsoft, and XenSource.