The ability to reduce costs is the main factor companies consider when implementing a virtualisation strategy, according to a report by IT virtualisation specialist C&C Technology Consulting.
The survey was completed by 50 professionals in the IT community, ranging from IT directors to network managers, and 30% of respondents believe that virtualisation can help their company reduce costs.
Richard Gigg, sales and marketing director at C&C Technology Consulting, says, “It’s great to see that companies are starting to understand the potential value that virtualisation can bring to them. Twenty-two percent of entrants believe that virtualisation can also improve manageability and also make better use of space in their company’s server rooms or datacentres.”
Nearly half of respondents anticipate their company’s spend in virtualisation will increase and nearly three in five are currently investing in virtualisation technology.
Gigg says, “Virtualisation technology is something that every IT manager should be considering. The technology offers great cost savings and operational benefits to companies. Virtualising the server environment reduces the physical server estate, hence reducing the need for power and cooling and subsequently the associated costs.
“Virtualising applications allows a single system to run multiple incompatible operating systems and their applications, overcoming many challenges with legacy applications still core to the business.
“Adoption of virtualisation means that long-standing barriers to flexibility and compatibility can now be broken down whilst dramatically improving hardware utilisation rates, which in turn reduces implementation costs.”