Virtualization is the key technology for dynamic IT infrastructure solutions and offers a scalable base for the business applications of today and tomorrow. The consolidation of servers, storage and applications lower the costs for support and operation.
As computing centers run against their capacity limits, the optimization of IT infrastructure gets more and more important.
The goal of server virtualization is in the consolidation of server hardware and the reduction of the amount of systems employed.
Maintaining older hardware generations is often complicated and expensive. A virtualized server is a cost efficient alternative which also leads to easier Disaster Recovery implementation.
Managing the storage of standard pc servers on a higher level storage virtualization offers an economic and scalable alternative to expensive
The Virtualization of applications gives client computers access to software which isn't locally installed on the machine - thus lowering costs for support and software conflict potential at the gain of a 'sandbox' security model.
Virtualized applications make time-consuming tests prior to installing new applications unnecessary.