Cutting the Cost of Virtualization

With its potential to drastically consolidate architecture and improve efficiency, virtualization is understandably a hot topic in IT these days. However, proprietary virtualization solutions have many drawbacks—high up-front investment costs, a lack of compatibility with products and services from other vendors, etc. An answer to these problems may be open source virtualization. This brief examines the benefits of adopting an open source virtualization solutions and the possibilities they offer with regards to cost savings, flexibility and much more.