When it comes to investing in virtualization solutions, the hurdles might have to do more with organizational policies than technology. Since these solutions frequently meld disparate entities within an enterprise — human resources, sales and marketing, manufacturing — each of which often have their own infrastructure, policies and personnel, a virtualization program could turn ugly.However, corporations eager to take advantage of virtualization’s speedy hard-dollar return on investment and its ability to improve business agility have some tried-and-true tools available. Hewlett-Packard, for example, gives virtualization clients access to its IT Service Management unit to help them standardize operations and infrastructure. In addition, enterprises can — and often do — start small, implementing a virtualization solution in one department before expanding it companywide.PC virtualization gives enterprises the opportunity to overcome the challenges of deployment and culture in one effort, according to Brian Gammage, vice president at Gartner. “PC virtualization will achieve broad appeal over the next five years,” he said, noting that heavyweights such as Microsoft and Intel now support this approach.Visualization steps alone, such as consolidation and standardization, save companies money and time, even before they have completed a virtualization solution, said Nick Vanderzweep, director of virtualization and utility computing at… Read full this story
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