For most organizations, consolidation is the starting point and primary initial driver for their virtualization efforts. By enabling the sharing and pooling of resources, virtualization has becom a proven, adept and widely adopted technology in allowing
organizations of all sizes to achieve some of their most importa technology consolidation initiatives, including:
- Reducing the number of physical servers
- Reducing energy consumption
- Reducing IT space requirements and, often, the number of data centers that have to be managed
- Lowering Total Cost of Ownership and improving ROI
Consolidation is one of the fundamental reasons why IT profes-sionals have turned to virtualization with such vigor during the past decade. However, even though virtualization has become widely adopted, consolidation efforts go on. Advances in technology mean organizations can continue to use virtualization as an effective tool to reduce their number of servers and energy costs and reap all of the other benefits that a successful virtualization deployment delivers. The technology to move forward, from AMD and Microsoft, is here now. It's time to take a serious look at what you can do next.
Download this whitepaper to learn about choosing hardware and software platforms to yield maximum consolidation success with virtualization.