IT Cost reduction is an imperative for most CIOs. Virtualization and Cloud Computing are also becoming necessities. Can one cause help the other?
There is a lot of hidden value in underutilized IT infrastructure resources. Virtualization helps improve utilization. Cloud computing, on the other hand, outsources infrastructure to "best of breed" providers and, in theory, reduces the total cost of ownership of IT infrastructure.
Implementing either involves complexities beyond a CIOs wildest imagination.
This article takes a look at Virtualization and Cloud computing from a business value perspective - can they help optimize costs?