IT organizations are challenged by the limitations of today’s x86 servers, which are designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small data centers have to deploy many servers, each operating at just 5 to 15 percent of capacity—highly inefficient by any standard.
Virtualization uses software to simulate the existence of hardware and create a virtual computer system. Doing this allows businesses to run more than one virtual system – and multiple operating systems and applications — on a single server. This can provide economies of scale and greater efficiency.
As you look to achieve faster time to market and more rapid innovation, preparing your on-premises infrastructure to extend to public cloud is one of the most important things you can do. Planning to evolve to a modern infrastructure sets you up to take advantage of having a common architecture and operational experience both on-premises and in the cloud, making it easier for your IT teams to deliver immediate value to the business.