How does your organization define the value of virtualization solutions? Are you calculating your return on Investment (ROI) strictly based upon cost savings? If so, you might be missing out on the true benefits of virtualization.
Let’s rewind for a second. Historically, server virtualization was the first step organizations took in an attempt to save costs. Identifying and eliminating under performing servers in the IT infrastructure helped recapture floor space and reduced costs associated with software licensing, cooling and power. Server consolidation even made it easier for IT administrators to increase their productivity. A reduction in servers and associated management enables a greater focus on projects strategic to the enterprise.
Server virtualization opens the door to efficiency but it is only the beginning of the virtualization journey. If you are satisfied with achieving these very basic results, you might be missing the whole point of virtualization (and the benefit too). Consider the potential benefits of virtualizing the entire enterprise?
Let’s fast forward to today. Cost savings, once the primary driver of technology shift and the primary method to calculate ROI for virtualization is being replaced. Today’s industry leading companies are defining value differently. The trend of moving complex, mission critical workloads to the cloud as a way to accelerate delivery of new products and services to market, and the need to ensure each workload performs at its peak and is now what defines value.
At IBM Pulse 2013, Jacqueline Woods, Vice President Marketing, along with a panel of Industry Analysts and Clients will discuss a more effective way to calculate ROI or the value of comprehensive IT data center virtualization (i.e. - server, storage, network and mission-applications) meets these needs through a combination of heterogeneous architectures, dynamic optimization, enterprise virtualization and unified control. A mix that offers the flexibility to meet the changing nature of business critical workloads and something only IBM can offer.
Want to learn more and join the discussion. Come visit us at IBM Pulse 2013 and register for IBM Pulse session #CSM-2390: What Happens When You Add IBM Systems and Expertise to the Software Defined Data Center?