The Virtual Enterprise
By Monica Kumar-Oracle on Jun 30, 2010
The cover story in Oracle Magazine's July/Aug. issue, "The Virtual Enterprise", is of course focused on Virtualization! It gives a comprehensive overview of Oracle's "desktop to data-center" portfolio of virtualization products. But even better, it highlights some significant users like JP Morgan Chase, Parks Victoria and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs, that are benefitting from the various aspects of virtualization - from consolidation, to energy savings and green IT to using virtualization for enabling a more flexible and efficient way to deploy software.
It is clear that using virtualization to consolidate resources is only the first step to benefit from it...the real value lies in using virtualization for deploying and managing applications, leading to significantly higher cost savings and efficiency.
I hope you'll find "The Virtual Enterprise" as interesting a read as I did.