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:
- Technical efficiency and consolidation
- Picking targets and simplifying administration
- Process automation
- Cost efficiency, chargeback
Is this advice for avoiding stalls in the stages of virtualization Hype or Ripe?