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Business benefits of virtualization

What are the business benefits of virtualization?

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Virtualization enables you to run multiple systems on today's high-performance hardware -- so instead of seven machines running at 10% utilization, you run one machine at 70% utilization. Beyond the savings in hardware, there are savings in power, space, and cooling since there are fewer machines running. Beyond those savings, there are personnel savings as you require fewer administrators since you have fewer machines.

This was first published in March 2006

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