Virtualisation consultancy specialist VirtualizeIT has opened an independent virtualisation academy (vacademy). It includes technology from all of the leading server, storage and application virtualisation suppliers and gives customers free access to consultation and advice on what virtualisation technologies can do for them, and which technologies are most suitable for them.
VirtualizeIT is confident that the vacademy will offer a step-by-step introduction to virtualisation for new adopters and the most comprehensive testing environment available for companies already familiar with it.
New adopters will be taken through a free assessment that examines how virtualisation can help them and what first steps they need to take. They can then participate in a group of tailored education sessions that cover topics such as the business implications and benefits, total cost of ownership of virtualisation and an evaluation of suitable products.
The process concludes with the creation of a virtual infrastructure feasibility assessment, providing a fully tailored assessment of the benefits that virtualisation would deliver.
"With the market becoming increasingly saturated by so many disparate virtualisation technologies, it is vital that organisations develop a cohesive strategy before they begin virtualising. Because virtualisation represents such a fundamental change in IT thinking, it is not something that should be undertaken without the right evaluation and consideration," says Julian Box, managing director at VirtualizeIT.
"By offering total impartiality, vacademy will help customers make the right choice to address their critical virtualisation, disaster recovery, high availability and Lan/Wan tuning requirements."
vacademy will also offer a free service to allow companies already using virtualisation technologies to use the centre to conduct benchmarking and performance tests.
For more information, visit www.virtualizeit.co.uk.