Virtualization: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions

While it is possible to virtualize almost any component of IT, this report will focus on three forms of virtualization: server virtualization, desktop virtualization, and virtualized appliances. A key reason for this focus is that significant synergies exist
between and amongst these forms of virtualization.

The majority of IT organizations have already implemented server virtualization and most intend to implement additional server virtualization during the next year. The primary factors driving the movement to deploy server virtualization are cost savings and the ability to dynamically provision and move VMs among physical servers.