By the Center for Digital Government
Virtualization has been used by state and local governments for more than a decade to simplify and consolidate systems, improve deployment options, manage complex environments and save money. Today, agencies are climbing the rungs of the virtualization ladder, virtualizing mission-critical applications such as 911 emergency response systems and GIS, to achieve the high availability and optimum performance required by those systems. This Center for Digital Government issue brief highlights the benefits governments are seeing from virtualizing their mission-critical applications. It also shares best practices from the government technology leaders doing it right.