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Should your company do its part by joining the virtualization bandwagon?

Could virtualizing your company’s servers actually be part of your patriotic duty? It may seem a little far-fetched at first glance, but let’s take a deeper look at national trends and the important take-aways from recent national political campaigns that drew a bead on our country’s most pressing problems: a teetering economy, our alarming dependence on foreign oil, and a growing need to address environmental concerns such as global warming.

Is there something IT professionals can do that has the potential of addressing this triple threat of social, economic and environmental ills? The answer could be virtualization. Proven technologies that allow a single server to take on a variety of unrelated tasks that would normally require the use of multiple dedicated servers offer some obvious benefits in the areas of cost savings and efficiency. Can those benefits also translate into improved fiscal performance, reduced consumption of energy resources and a lower carbon footprint? The consensus seems to be in the affirmative.

In fact, these are among the reasons Gartner Group recently anointed virtualization as the No. 1 strategic technology for 2009, topping trendier tech topics such as Business Intelligence (#2), Cloud Computing (#3), Green IT (#4), and Unified Communications (#5). In his blog on the unveiling of this year’s Top 10 list, Gartner’s David Cearly cited virtualization’s “significant potential to reduce IT costs” as the primary business driver, noting that widespread IT belt-tightening in 2009 would prompt popular server virtualization technologies to be augmented by an uptick in virtualization techniques applied to storage and client devices.

To read more on virtualization, head on over to IBM’s Server Virtualization website.

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Blog post or paid ad?
By jsantala on 12/11/2008 7:05:14 AM , Rating: 4
So is this paid advertisement or what? Looks like to me it is, disguised as an honest blog post.

RE: Blog post or paid ad?
By Screwballl on 12/11/2008 10:13:13 AM , Rating: 1
I think this is an advertisement... with the Intellitext crap that we hate so much...

DT has to make their click-through money too!

RE: Blog post or paid ad?
By docinct on 12/12/2008 8:06:39 AM , Rating: 2
Agree that it is nothing but an ad for IBM. DT should have either not posted it or should have pulled it.

RE: Blog post or paid ad?
By omnicronx on 12/13/2008 1:44:21 AM , Rating: 1
You guys are morons, I really doubt DT is the demographic that IBM would tend to advertise too. (or pay someone to write an blog about for that matter)

RE: Blog post or paid ad?
By jsantala on 12/15/2008 4:52:48 AM , Rating: 2
Morons? Beautiful, man, beautiful. I think I'd be the exact demographic for this ad.

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