Small Business Virtualization Roadmap - Slide 15

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Step Five: Measuring Success

CDW experts suggest looking for savings from:

  • Smaller physical footprint for servers: Consuming less space can reduce a company‘s real estate costs or free up that space to be used for other purposes.
  • Lower hardware costs: Virtualization improves machine utilization rates, meaning IT shops need fewer servers.
  • More efficient IT administration: Once the virtualization environment is set up, administrators can quickly create and provision virtual machines through a Web browser from almost anywhere on the network, which speeds up application deployment.
  • Reduced software licensing costs: You may find fewer licenses are in actual use in a virtual setup, compared with what might have been required in an application-per-server physical environment.
  • Improved power and cooling efficiency: By reconfiguring cooling and concentrating it where it‘s most needed, the system uses less total energy to remove hot air.

How can small businesses know if virtualization is a fit? To answer this question, CDW surveyed nearly 300 small business Information Technology (IT) professionals through Spiceworks, a social network for IT, interviewing those that have and have not virtualized for their perceptions of and experiences with server virtualization.

The resulting Small Business Virtualization Roadmap examines the opportunities and challenges related to server virtualization.

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