Data has become increasingly valuable both as a business asset and as a competitive differentiator. Its intrinsic value is being acknowledged in the form of stricter government, industry and company standards for protecting and preserving data.
Best practices can increase footprint, costs (hardware, software, power and maintenance), and complexity. Including solid-state disks (SSDs) in your solution deployment can help simplify storage configuration and lower costs.
This IDG research among medium-sized businesses includes trends, drivers and return on investment (ROI) for virtualization; uses of virtualization; challenges in deploying virtualization technology; and factors in selecting a virtualization solution.
This white paper describes a virtualized infrastructure that applies storage and server virtualization technologies to cost-effectively achieve a flexible, high-performance, dynamic IT infrastructure that is simple to deploy, manage and scale.