Count on IT Business Edge and the Knowledge Network partners to provide the resources you need to help evaluate whether virtualization (the creation of a virtual data center, that is) is right for your business environment. The smart people who write the Dummies series have written an informative (and often entertaining) book on the subject, appropriately titled Virtualization for Dummies. Read the excerpt that they provided to help you see the big picture: the potential for saving money, energy and space.
Has your organization already taken the road more-and-more often traveled? Then take a look at this "in-the-trenches" document that lays out answers and solutions to the problems encountered along the way. Concerned about energy consumption while you're contemplating "greening" your IT department? You'll definitely want to check out The Green Data Center Calculator - Virtualization posted here in the Knowledge Network. We've got something that addresses needs at nearly every stage.
Here are some other "don't miss" items about virtualization: