How virtualization technology can refresh data center infrastructure

New white paper from IDC and Oracle.

IDC recently published a white paper sponsored by Oracle, entitled Time for Change: Optimizing Datacenter Infrastructure with Technology Refresh. The research firm says the document provides valuable insight and quantifies the business benefits of upgrading and modernizing IT infrastructure.

The report is based on in-depth interviews with seven enterprises that have recently worked with Oracle to refresh and optimize their data center infrastructure for an average three-year ROI of 267% and a payback in 13 months. By consolidating and virtualizing their UNIX server and storage environments, IDC found these organizations were able to realize the following benefits:

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-- Gain a more powerful infrastructure that delivers an aggregate financial benefit of $91,466 per 100 end users.

-- Optimize IT staff support by enabling them to more proactively manage IT infrastructure and reduce time spent responding to problems and architecture complexities.

-- Quantify real end user productivity gains derived from higher service levels and faster response times.

-- Mitigate the risks associated with service downtime by up to 99%; enabling more productive business operations.

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