Server Virtualization enables Green Data Centers
Server virtualization is a powerful tool for implementing Green Information Technology (Green IT). Virtualization technologies are mature and prevalent. More than 50% of surveyed attendees at a recent Interop conference reported they virtualize mission-critical servers. Yet, 55% of these respondents report that they experience more problems than benefits!
Technology is not the Problem
Why do so many companies have trouble realizing the benefits of server virtualization? The problem lies not in the technology, but in the implementing organizations' processes and organizational structures. Most companies said they lacked the necessary expertise to manage their virtualized infrastructure. Half of the respondents reported that implementation costs were too high. Many complain of a lack of visibility and monitoring tools.
Tech Alliant Shows How
Tech Alliant was launched to help organizations address these issues and unleash the real value of Green IT: the new business processes that are enabled by dynamic IT infrastructure.Tech Alliant's core team possesses years of experience driving large server virtualization and consolidation projects. From Windows and Linux on VMware to AIX Micropartitions to Linux on the mainframe, we've seen it all and can help you steer clear of pitfalls that increase your virtualization costs. We created this site to help others learn how to gain business value from Green IT.
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