Virtualization could save companies millions of dollars and be the dominant data center technology within the next two to three years, according to analysts.
Virtualization can reduce energy consumption and cut operating costs for companies adopting the technology, according to a Butler Group report released this week on infrastructure virtualization.
The report estimates a company currently operating 250 dual-core servers can save $4 million over the next three years by adopting virtualization technology.
Butler also estimates that a power savings on the order of $157,500 for every 1,000 PCs per year can be achieved by businesses moving from a full desktop PC infrastructure to a server-hosted desktop virtualization setup.
It’s not just the direct costs, the cost of buying the pc, of paying the electricity for the pc, it’s all those indirect or difficult to quantify costs, that using VMWare to virtualize the desktop I reduce my hardware support costs – fewer pc rebuilds, failing components, that I can deploy a pc more quickly – Jim from accounts need not wait for sign off for that new pc, IT simply cut another slice, activate it and re-claim the old one – there’s less physical activity with all the associated barriers to success. The end of the “Sorry your hard drive has failed, you’ve lost your data, and we don’t stock 10GB drives, can you buy a new pc please.” the kind of statements that simply upset the end user on several levels. That we can deliver a reliable and scalable infrastructure. A great article, do check it out.