Four Keys to Managing Your Virtual Environment
Without a cost model or a way to charge for VMs/existing capacity, your environment will soon run out of its initially purchased capacity and not have a method for funding the next batch of capacity you need to provide.
"Server virtualization and consolidation remains one of the top priorities for most IT organizations this year. Over the last few years, companies have begun to deploy solutions, migrate existing older, underutilized servers to a virtual platform and employ virtual machines as the preferred x86 server platform." It is not enough to assume that virtual machines cost less than physical machines; we have to prove it with hard numbers and with reduced costs in our IT operations.
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