IDC White Paper: Maximizing the Benefits of Virtualization and Consolidation in Midsized Firms with Network Storage

The twin concepts of virtualization and consolidation in IT environments are increasingly being applied by midsized firms to improve performance and gain efficiency. Improvement in the coordination of resources can result in greater competitiveness and lower costs. While virtualization of servers is the starting point for any consolidation effort, it needs to be accompanied by comprehensive IT infrastructure virtualization and consolidation. Coordinating storage resources is an essential part of any successful virtualization and consolidation effort-resulting in maximum benefits.

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