Server virtualisation; cost saving or cost adding?

Most businesses and government departments have investigated or implemented server virtualisation with the aim of saving money. However, many IT departments have discovered that ny savings accrued from virtualisation ave be lost because storage capacity has gone through the roof.

According to various recent articles published in the USA, every $1 spent on server virtualisation requires a $2 to $3 spend on additional storage.

That’s good news for storage vendors but not so good for virtualisation savings advocates.

So do your maths before embarking on a server virtualisation strategy and be careful that you budget for all items that virtualisation will require.

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