Virtualization can reduce energy consumption and cut operating costs for companies adopting the technology, according to a Butler Group report released this week on infrastructure virtualization.
The report estimates a company currently operating 250 dual-core servers can save $4 million over the next three years.
Butler also estimates that a power savingscan be achieved by businesses moving from a full desktop PC infrastructure to a .
And a further $8,000 per 1,000 help-desk calls per month could also be saved by reducing the number of such calls and encouraging the use of self-service application virtualization technologies, the research reveals.
Many companies initially adopt virtualization to save money through server consolidation, and then start to notice other benefits,, according to the analyst house.
Roy Illsley, senior research analyst with Butler, said companies need to understand what virtualization can deliver--and how it is delivered--to successfully use the technology to manage an organization's IT resources.
The virtualization revolution seems to be slowly marching on, with analysts and industry experts naming the technology as one of the most versatile tools in IT, and analyst house Gartner stating that virtualization will be a key technology to help companies beef up security on corporate mobile devices.
Senior industry figures have also named virtualization as the technology poised to play the most significant role in tackling the challenges many chief information officers face,.
Gemma Simpson of Silicon.com reported from London.