The business world is experiencing one of the fastest data growth periods in history. As companies migrate to online transactions, electronic records, and wireless systems, the demand for datacenter space, servers and storage arrays is climbing at a dizzying rate. Moreover, a spate of government regulations, along with enhanced business continuity, disaster recovery and data archiving requirements mean more robust systems are needed.
The corporate mindset is changing as well. A few years ago, the idea of going “green” was relegated to a handful of distinctly environmental component of a successful business. Consolidating servers and storage translates into lower cooling bills, reduced electricity consumption, and a smaller footprint, so green is here to stay, example.
For a company to adopt virtualization, it requires different skill sets, culture changes and an approach that can turns a data center into a network, which optimizes an infrastructure according to the principles of a shared infrastructure. To achieve an effective virtualization model, it also requires commitment and a well-designed strategy. Organizations that succeed can achieve remarkable gains, and optimizing IT infrastructure is always in season.
Based on the proven ROI and business success of virtualization for server consolidation, many organizations are looking to extend their virtualization efforts to encompass the entire datacenter, from the OS to the network to the management of those critical business information assets.
Below this white paper provide decision-makers with a step-by-step overview of best practices for datacenter virtualization. There are steps you can take that provide executives with a clear path to return on investment.