Business pressures are causing IT departments to be continually tasked with reducing costs and increasing service levels. At the same time they also have to build an IT infrastructure that can quickly respond to evolving business needs. Historically, increased demands have been met by adding technology resources, but this method is not only inefficient it can no longer satisfy the above criteria. Now there is a solution that can meet these conflicting requirements – virtualisation.
Virtualisation can help your organisation optimise, pool and share IT resources in a way that:
Virtualisation is the pooling and sharing of IT resources, including servers, storage and networking. In a virtualised environment, the logical functions of computing, storage and network elements are separated from their physical functions. Elements from these pools can then be manually or automatically allocated to meet the changing needs and priorities of a business.