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Benefits Of Virtualisation


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Why might virtualisation of servers make good business sense?

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Benefits Of Virtualisation

  1. 1. Benefits of Virtualisation Martin Parker Hatfield 31 October 2007
  2. 2. Business Challenges <ul><li>Exponential Growth in Data and Processing Volumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance, Legal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitive Edge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moore’s Law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finite Infrastructure Green Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power, UPS, Footprint, Cooling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legacy Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Large Number of Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Wasted CPU Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Server Virtualisation?
  4. 4. System P and Virtualisation AIX LINUX OS400 VIO Hypervisor Real LAN and SAN HMC Service Processor
  5. 5. Costs Of Virtualisation <ul><li>New Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation Project </li></ul><ul><li>Non end of life hardware </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits From Virtualisation <ul><li>Reduced Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>More Agile Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Saving of LAN and SAN ports with Virtual I/O </li></ul><ul><li>Better Utilisation PLUS Increased Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Application Licence Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of Management </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of System Upgrade with CuOD </li></ul>
  7. 7. Summary / Questions?