10 Ways Virtualization Can Help Your Business - Slide 5

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"In order to reduce complexity and risk while improving productivity, an organization should manage physical and virtual environments holistically together in the same way. Management is a key component of a converged infrastructure-ensuring that customers can move beyond server virtualization with confidence-and to extend its many benefits across the data center. This allows customers to respond rapidly to the business by increasing the flexibility of their environments and speed time to application value." -- Jeff Carlat, director of partner and platform software, infrastructure software and blades, HP Enterprise Business.

Even though virtualization adds another layer of abstraction between hardware and applications/data, resource management is dramatically simplified compared to the physical environment. Chief advantages are found in...

Virtualization has taken a firm hold at most enterprises these days, but the fact is we've only just begun to unleash the true potential of the technology. Our Arthur Cole spoke to analysts and industry experts to compile the following quick list of the ways virtualization can benefit your business.

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