Twelve Virtualization Myths Debunked - Slide 3

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Cost myth: Virtualization is too expensive for us.

Virtualization may seem to be an expensive solution, just like all IT projects, when an organization begins implementing it. When it is examined in the long run, it will pay for itself. The costs saved by using fewer servers (which means less HVAC cooling, less electricity, fewer operating system licenses and reducing maintenance) will give most organizations plenty of reasons for wanting more virtualization. An ROI (Return on Investment) calculation in the beginning of the project will help clarify an organization’s true virtualization cost.

Like all major software implementations, some of the available virtualization solutions cost more than others. The good news is that some of those solutions (and some less costly packages), have fixed and quite predictable subscription pricing. That can make budgeting and cost projections much easier to manage.

Usually, the main reason for virtualization is saving money. It is a matter of spreading the high-end hardware costs over multiple virtual systems. If implemented correctly, virtualization will save money. That includes practical planning and sensible technology, for both hardware and software, selections.

Virtualization, one of the fastest growing trends in IT, lets any organization run multiple server functions on a single computer. Virtualization also makes it easier to start up new server emulations quickly. In case of failure, organizations can move server functions to new computers without interrupting service. Beyond saving a lot of money on large sites, virtualization is also moving to PC networks and serves as a foundation for cloud computing. Many myths surround virtualization. Some started when past limitations still existed. Other myths get started and spread by those who have separate agendas or those who have a limited understanding of virtualization. Here are some of the most common myths, identified by Global Knowledge.

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