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Virtualization Tips: Insights from Virtualization Experts

February 12, 2013

virtexpertsVirtualization is a move in the right direction for many reasons: service rightsizing, consolidation, cloud computing, agile solutions, better hardware utilization, XaaS and modernization. The migration from a purely hardware-driven data center to a more virtualized one can seem daunting. To add confusion, there are several options from which to choose in the virtualization market. And although some industry experts would argue, there’s no single correct answer to every problem.

If you’re considering moving toward a virtualized infrastructure, there are some things that you should know first. For example, server and service consolidation projects usually precede virtualization projects. You already have too many servers doing too little, so you don’t want to simply convert that inefficient environment to a virtual one. You won’t gain the savings that you deserve, if you do.

IBM has created a Virtualization Tips infographic that you can view or download for reference. This infographic contains valuable tips and advice from leading industry experts. The infographic includes the four primary steps toward realizing your own virtual infrastructure: prepare, plan, extend and implement.

The infographic also includes survey results and statistics from more than 2,000 industry decision makers.

IBM also offers you the code to embed the infographic on your website.

Dan Kusnetsky’s eBook promotion is on the IBM MM Facebook page: http://goo.gl/yZmY3. Please note that for the eBook promotion, users can only receive the download if they are a fan of IBM for Midsize Businesses on Facebook.

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This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.

I’ve been compensated to contribute to this program, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.

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