10 Ways Virtualization Can Help Your Business - Slide 7

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6. Resource Allocation/Load Balancing

"Virtual servers that are well-managed provide customers with a 'fluidity' of resource pools that enable rapid response to varying workload requirements. This results in a reduction in operating costs and increased productivity, allowing organizations to focus on services that deliver business value and not just keeping the lights on in the data center." -- Jeff Carlat, director of partner and platform software, infrastructure software and blades, HP Enterprise Business.

The ability to shift virtual machines around opens the possibility to redirect data loads according to business needs rather than IT requirements. Loads can be balanced evenly over multiple physical locations, or concentrated on just a few, so idle machines can be powered down. This is possible through...

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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