According to a recent CIO.com article, companies often start virtualization projects looking for cost savings, but don’t plan for a second phase of migration that requires spending more on new tools.  The project might save in short-term costs, but will get stuck in the first phase — saving money on hardware, but getting only a fraction of the benefit of their virtualization products.

So, here are four tips for getting through the four phases of virtualization:

  1. Technical efficiency and consolidation
  2. Picking targets and simplifying administration
  3. Process automation
  4. Cost efficiency, chargeback

Is this advice for avoiding stalls in the stages of virtualization Hype or Ripe?

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