Data Center Virtualization- A cost-effective business propositionGlobalization and technological innovation have led to th...
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Globalization and technological innovation have led to the growth of IT infrastructures in every business environment. With such apparent infrastrucutre growth, the corporate houses as well as small and medium business enterprises are faced by the challenges of increased energy and power cost as well operational overheads. Organization in an attempt to meet these challenges have turned to use data centers.

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Data center virtualization a cost-effective business proposition

  1. 1. Data Center Virtualization- A cost-effective business propositionGlobalization and technological innovation have led to the growth of IT infrastructures in every businessenvironment. With such apparent infrastrucutre growth, the corporate houses as well as small andmedium business enterprises are faced by the challenges of increased energy and power cost as welloperational overheads. Organization in an attempt to meet these challenges have turned to use datacenters. The extensive use of data centers today demands that these organizations reduce their carbonfootprints and global warming.Data centers which came into existence to meet the growing need for information storage and fasterretrieval across the locations, were dense with computer systems, networking and telecommunicationequipment. Further, with demands for a customized software and applications in all walks of the productlife cycle, critical business data had to be made available to the IT outsourcing teams. This called the needfor strong information security methods. Virtualization of the data centers were aimed towards makingefficient use of available hardware and software resources. However, with the eco-friendly requirementintegrated into the business systems, the IT giants worked on developing data center virtualization modelswhich would help in reduction of energy consumption by nearly 80-90%.With green computing becoming the buzz word today, organizations tend to use environmentally bio-degradable materials and sustainable resources rather than hazardous materials as components for thedata center infrastructure. Further, data center virtualization allows organizations to reduce the numberof hardware installed which brings in cost savings in sizable forms. However, adopting virtualization waseasy without the requirement of any large investments.The growing demands for datacenter virtualization paved way for leaders in the IT industry to extendtheir experience in IT operations and management to both small and medium business organizations aswell as the as large corporate giants. These IT service providers offer the client organizationsvirtualization-as-a- service, besides the traditional virtualization methods across applications , networksand systems.The data center virtualization offered by the leaders in the industry segment can be enumerated as a 5-phase lifecycle process. This includes - Assessment and analysis of the performance statistics of the existing infrastructure, applications, its related business requirement.
  2. 2. Defining the requirements for environmental changes and bring about architectural changes through operational design Implementation and integration of virtual infrastructure with application and network Facility Management and TransformationThe client organizations benefits with facilities of virtualization without any upfront investment. Correctimplementation of virtualization will establish valuable efficiencies like agility, flexibility, better networkcapacity besides reducing costs.Related Links: Identity and access management, managed print services, service desk

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