Why server Virtualization is not saving you more and other articles...

It is no secret that many companies have adopted server virtualization over the past few years but there still exist big differences in the use of the technology.  According to ZDNet, a few more small changes in how the technology is used, could see these companies dramatically increase their efficiencies. Read full article here.

HP has introduced new server, PC, printing, services and storage technologies to help smaller businesses with virtualization. These new virtualization bundles could allow solution providers to deliver end-to-end storage, virtualization and remote management capabilities to SMB customers. See the full articles here and here.

And lastly, probably the most affordable virtualization solution for the UK market.
According to Webs Hosting review Memset has unveiled a VM1000 product priced £9.95 per month for 512MB. This might prove to be the cheapest solution for the moment on the UK market.
You can read the full story here.


Benefits and use of virtualization

Benefits and use of virtualization


A recent article Published by Rick Freedman (CEO of Consulting Strategies, Inc.,) on virtualization discusses the benefits and use of virtualization as an enabler of Green IT, challenges of virtualization and also factors to consider when implementing virtualization.

Citing a survey of CIOs he lists the following benefits of virtualization:
  • Cost savings (hardware acquisition, & facilities),
  • Greener IT profile for corporate responsibility,
  • Maintenance simplification,
  • New and improved disaster recovery plans and
  • Ease & speed to provide new systems and applications.

The CIOs surveyed also listed some challenges faced by organization implementing virtualization, namely:
  • Political and organizational challenges,
  • Technical and Integration difficulties, which all impact negatively on the success of virtualization.
However, Freedman proposes an interesting road map which any organization embarking on virtualization should follow. He argues that following such guidelines will enable organizations to reap the benefits of virtualization while avoiding some common pitfalls.

To see the guidelines proposed by Freedman, read the full article here:

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