Same challenges, same complexities, tighter budget, smaller staff - Midsize businesses virtualization benefits
Midsize companies have many of the same problems as large enterprises. Their servers are underutilized, their storage systems are difficult to manage, their disaster recovery plans are inadequate, and power and cooling costs are killing them. They lack the space to expand their IT environment, the budget to buy new hardware, and the resources to deploy new technologies.
Unlike enterprise companies, midsize businesses are much less likely to utilize virtualization technology to address those challenges. Unfortunately, they often perceive virtualization to be a complex, costly solution— one that’s great for “the big guys” with specialized IT staff, but out of reach for the average business with a tight budget. As a result, they miss out on the tremendous benefits virtualization has to offer.
However, there are several critical business and technology points that midmarket customers can benefit from when utilizing virtualization in their environments:
• Optimize the Use of Technology Assets: HP and VMware virtualization solutions results in fewer assets to manage, power, store, and buy—enabling midmarket customers to increase utilization rates for x86 servers from 5–15% up to 60–80% while simplifying IT operations.
• Simplify Asset Management and Administration: VMware Infrastructure is easy to deploy, use, and manage. It provides IT professionals with the freedom to be released from menial tasks, enabling them to take a more strategic role in the enterprise.
• Protect Data and IT Environments: Through advanced technologies, HP and VMware offer business continuity solutions for improved disaster recovery, higher levels of availability and simplified backup and recovery. Provide better levels of security, improve responsiveness, and increase the resilience of your IT environment.
HP and VMware Virtualization solutions are ideal for midmarket
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