Data center server consolidation can significantly reduce the amount of IT hardware in the data center. Many data centers contain servers that were individually purchased to fill specific roles. Whether it was for email or the accounting and payroll system, these servers were installed one at a time leaving the majority of these server resources underutilized. Stand-Alone servers operate on average at about 3-7% of their total load capacity. Data center virtualization enables you to save on hardware costs by reducing the physical hardware required for an effective data center, and simplifies management for your IT staff.
Desktop virtualization centralizes the desktop into your data center. Each desktop workload is executed on hosted infrastructure in the data center ready to be accessed by users. This enables the users to connect to their desktop from any device at any time. For the IT staff, this also means simplified management and upgrades, from centralized desktop images in the data center. This makes it easier to deploy applications, updates, and reimage machines, which delivers less device and application downtime to the business.
Applications can also be virtualized and made readily available to your end users. Applications can live with your end users and their devices, but be hosted and stored in the data center, delivering faster speed, high availability, and enhanced collaboration to users working with applications on a variety of devices from diverse locations.