One of the key strategies that IT teams are pursuing to reduce capital costs while boosting asset utilization and employee productivity is the transition to highly virtualized datacenters. However, IDC finds that after impressive initial productivity boosts, continuing results often do not meet expectations for further improvements in IT asset use and operational efficiency. This lag occurs because of overloaded storage and data network facilities, overprovisioning of storage capacity, and sharply increased administration workloads. In combination, these problems can severely limit benefits as the scope of virtual server deployments expands.
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