As IT budgets continue to shrink, IT administrators are asked to do more with fewer resources. Wildflower has partnered with industry leading OEMs to offer a virtualization solution designed to maximize performance while cutting costs.
Virtualizing allows you to consolidate existing physical servers utilizing costly hardware resources such as memory and CPU.
One physical server can host several “guest” virtual machines, with each guest running an independent operating system and applications.
Energy consumption is a critical issue for IT organizations today, whether the goal is to reduce cost, save the environment or keep your datacenter running. In the United States alone, datacenters consumed $4.5 billion worth of electricity in 2006. Industry analyst Gartner* estimates that over the next 5 years, most enterprise data centers will spend as much on energy (power and cooling) as they do on hardware infrastructure.
When virtualizing, your applications are no longer dependent on the physical server. By utilizing all the physical servers in your environment, you are now able to deliver applications across the enterprise quickly and securely while ensuring constant availability.
*Source: Gartner, Inc. "Eight Critical Forces Shape Enterprise Data Center Strategies" by Rakesh Kumar, 02/08/07