#1 Decreases power, cooling, floor space and infrastructure.
#2 Simplifies disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.
#3 Increases server utilization from the typical averages of 5-15% to 60-80%.
#4 Faster deployment of information technology resources reduces time to market.
#5 Lower operational costs associated with reduced resource management and administration.
#6 Improves application performance by dynamically adapting storage and server resources to meet peek usage cycles.
#7 Aligns application data with the storage infrastructure to match application quality of service requirements and lower cost per gigabyte.
#8 Improves protection and recovery of critical business data.
#9 Easier to secure and comply with regulatory requirements such as SOX, HIPPA and eDiscovery.
#10 Nearly 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies are implementing virtualization in their data centers, and another 30 percent are developing plans to do so.
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