Simplifying the Virtual Data center

Virtualization technology brings numerous benefits to enterprise IT organizations. But there are challenges as well, including increased demand for a reliable, resilient data center network. It’s crucial for IT leaders to take the
network into account as they create the business case for data-center virtualization. That case is built on benefits such as reduced capital and operating expenses because organizations need fewer physical servers, making the server infrastructure less costly and easier to manage. With fewer machines, companies also have reduced power, cooling and data-center footprint requirements while improving security. Virtualization also improves the availability of applications and services, as enterprises can more easily recover virtual machines (VMs) from failure.

Brocade Dec 16th 2010 A-A+

Published Date: 2010-12-16

No. of Pages: 4

Summary:

Virtualization technology brings numerous benefits to enterprise IT organizations. But there are challenges as well, including increased demand for a reliable, resilient data center network. It’s crucial for IT leaders to take the network into account as they create the business case for data-center virtualization. That case is built on benefits such as reduced capital and operating expenses because organizations need fewer physical servers, making the server infrastructure less costly and easier to manage. With fewer machines, companies also have reduced power, cooling and data-center footprint requirements while improving security. Virtualization also improves the availability of applications and services, as enterprises can more easily recover virtual machines (VMs) from failure.

Virtualization technology brings numerous benefits to enterprise IT organizations. But there are challenges as well, including increased demand for a reliable, resilient data center network. It’s crucial for IT leaders to take the network into account as they create the business case for data-center virtualization. That case is built on benefits such as reduced capital and operating expenses because organizations need fewer physical servers, making the server infrastructure less costly and easier to manage. With fewer machines, companies also have reduced power, cooling and data-center footprint requirements while improving security. Virtualization also improves the availability of applications and services, as enterprises can more easily recover virtual machines (VMs) from failure.

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