It’s not just about savings reaped from data centre consolidation—which was what the first wave of virtualization projects was all about. Leading CIOs are taking virtualization to the next level and they’re using it to become the fast, flexible business partners that CEOs have always wanted.
Virtualization has radically changed the way IT delivers computing power to the application-hungry lines of business units. The old process of allocating a server box for a business unit—including purchasing, provisioning and configuring the hardware—took weeks or months. Now, with growing number of virtualized servers, it can be done in one day.
This is the kind of benefit business partners understand loud and clear. They can see the impact of this type of technology and what it can mean to the business such as a quicker time to market for the products that they need, competitive advantage and driving revenue growth.