Analysts predict virtualization technology will be able to save companies millions of dollars in reduced energy consumption and operating costs:
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 by adopting virtualization technology.
Butler also estimates that a power savings on the order of $157,500 for every 1,000 PCs per year can be achieved by businesses moving from a full desktop PC infrastructure to a server-hosted desktop virtualization setup.
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.