In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability to perform physical-to-virtual migration to promote uptime and efficient resource usage. When combined with the quickly maturing x86 hypervisor technologies available from a variety of solution providers, the synergy of blade architectures and virtualization offers customers the ability to dramatically increase utilization of their server investments, boost uptime, provide a more resilient and available infrastructure, and roll out new infrastructure and services more quickly.
This IDC White Paper presents a detailed analysis of the value proposition associated
with moving across different virtualization adoption maturity levels. The following
figures and tables compare business value accruing from the move from an
unvirtualized environment to a virtualized environment or from a basic virtualization
scenario to an advanced virtualization scenario.