Virtualisation - Aligning to the Business Strategy (Insight Report)
‘All the rage’, ‘definitely here to stay’, ‘enterprise ready’… virtualisation’s perceived ability to address many of IT management’s biggest issues – reducing costs, enabling rapid deployment and improving system availability – is winning it lots of plaudits.
But, to quote Clive Longbottom of Quocirca (page 8), one of the problems with virtualisation is that it works. In other words, the technology’s ability to generate immediate cost savings and launch companies on the path to cloud computing may cause organisations to become lax in their approach.
The message is you have to be careful and plan for the long-term benefits as well as the short-term. But as the case studies on pages 16 and 20 from BAM Nuttall and WaveCrest make clear, virtualisation can produce high levels of user satisfaction and strong project rewards.