Virtualization and cloud services continue to gain momentum as more and more organizations desire to reduce costs while improving efficiency. According to Portnoy (2012), “Once the infrastructure services are virtualized and an organization starts to reap some of the fiscal benefits of their new strategy, an active program is put in place to move to the next level. As servers come off their leases, those workloads are migrated to the growing infrastructure. Companies usually adopt virtualization-first policies, which state that as new projects come in house, any server requirements will be satisfied by the virtual resources, rather than by paying for new physical resources. Actual hardware will be purchased only if it can be proven that the need cannot be satisfied with the virtual environment.” (Understanding the Importance of Virtualization).
Portnoy, Matthew. (2012). Virtualization essentials. [Books24x7 version] Available from http://common.books24x7.com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/toc.aspx?bookid=46282.
Based on your research, write a 3–5page paper that compares the adoption and implementation of virtualization versus physical server infrastructure. The paper should also discuss the costs and support considerations of the two technologies. This paper is to be written for the executive leadership of the company, in an effort to persuade them to invest in virtualization as a cost-effective option toward managing the enterprise network.
All papers must meet these standard requirements: