In the virtual era, IT organizations are transforming their role to unlock
new innovation and create greater business value. Consolidation and
virtualization, key enabling technologies, have helped to dramatically
reduce capital expenditures. Increasingly, IT managers are migrating
business-critical applications onto virtual machines. In fact, in 2012
about half of new applications will be deployed on virtual machines,
creating the need for greater availability, integrated data protection
and disaster recovery. As virtualization becomes pervasive, new
requirements emerge for simpler processes and greater automation to
achieve increased agility.