Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
When IT executives engage with VMware they often ask, "How do the metrics compare to the user peers with respect to virtualizing the IT environment?". This is often referred to as the VMware Value Journey. IT executives go on to ask, "Am the user doing better, worse or equal to other companies who use VMware to virtualize their infrastructure and applications?" "What are the documented financial and business key performance indicators or benchmarks of using VMware on this virtualization journey, and is the user organization on target to hit these benchmarks?" While there are anecdotes and qualitative research on virtualization's business and financial benefits, this is the first statistically robust quantitative research that measures the business and operational impact of virtualization.