Using IBM Virtualization to Manage Cost and Efficiency

An IBM Redguide publication

Published 17 March 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4527-00
(40 pages)

Authors: Shannon Meier

Abstract

Virtualization is part of the IBM® Dynamic Infrastructure® vision to build a smarter planet. IBM demonstrates leadership in virtualization and consolidation solutions that reduce cost, improve asset utilization, and speed provisioning of new services.

This IBM Redguide™ publication serves as both an introduction to the benefits that can be realized through virtualization and an overview of pertinent IBM hardware and software virtualization solutions to deliver that value.

This Redguide publication is organized into four main areas:
* An executive overview of the benefits and business drivers of virtualization (page 1)
* A quick look at consolidation using virtualization (page 5)
* An overview of IBM hardware and software virtualization technologies (page 9)
* The next steps to evaluating and deploying virtualization (page 35).

Table of contents

Executive overview
Virtualization benefits
Consolidation using virtualization
IBM server virtualization features and benefits
Storage virtualization features and benefits
Systems and virtualization management
Summary
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