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Alexa Bona: virtualisation - the hidden licence costs

In the past applications were run on their own dedicated server hardware. More applications meant more servers. Virtualisation reduces server sprawl, as IT departments can consolidate several applications on a singe box.

In the past applications were run on their own dedicated server hardware. More applications meant more servers. Virtualisation reduces server sprawl, as IT departments can consolidate several applications on a singe box. Virtualisation also has a role in green IT: it can improve the efficiency of servers and lower the amount of electricity consumed. But virtualisation comes at a cost. In this podcast, Cliff Saran speaks to Gartner vice-president Alexa Bona about the licensing costs that can erode any financial savings.

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This was first published in November 2007

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