If You Aren’t 100% Virtualized, You’re Missing Out

Softchoice at VMWare Partner Exchange 2013

The Softchoice team recently wrapped up the week at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) and one thing was clear: many companies are still lagging behind in their virtualization efforts. In my opinion, this is a big problem. You should be 100% virtualized.

Let start with the why

First (and always first) lets look at dollars. VMware shared a study of a Fortune 100 enterprise they completed with McKinsey & Company. The question that was asked: how much could you save by running your current IT Operations with virtualization and all the modern tools and were not held back by your current legacy systems. The answer? 70% savings in CAPEX and 50% savings in OPEX.

And if that’s not compelling enough, read on for an even more compelling reason you should be 100% virtualized.

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Preventing a Data and Business Disaster When Catastrophe Strikes [Novell]

In this Softchoice exclusive blog post, Softchoice’s Novell/NetIQ Vendor Sales Specialist Judson Samet speaks with NetIQ Partner Executive Jeffrey Confarotta about the havoc that Mother Nature can cause on IT environments, companies and their critical data resources and how companies can protect their IT investment and get back to business quickly. Read the full interview to find out more about why Tape Backup is an unreliable and slow-recovery solution that could cost you your data and possibly your entire business when natural disaster strikes.

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A Unified Front Against the Threat of Data Overgrowth [IBM]

The explosive growth in data and increased complexity are some of the biggest challenges in storage management today. But the old ways of buying and managing storage no longer cut it. Resource constraints from physical storage resources to human resources make it even more vital for organizations to optimize and simplify their infrastructure. Unaddressed and unchecked, data growth will only become a bigger problem over time.

In addition, small and midsize organizations are suffering from a range of other challenges:

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