Virtualisation helps CIOs innovate

Dell’s Vice President of Large Enterprise Stephen Murdoch has described at GITEX Technology Week 2009 how technologies such as virtualisation, storage optimisation and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) can help CIOs free up resources to help their organisations innovate.

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Virtualisation helps CIOs innovate
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 21, 2009

Dell’s Vice President of Large Enterprise Stephen Murdoch has described at GITEX Technology Week 2009 how technologies such as virtualisation, storage optimisation and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) can help CIOs free up resources to help their organisations innovate.

“The current global economic reality has made it imperative for companies to take a hard look at the efficiency of their current and future IT infrastructure and operations,” says Murdoch.

The convergence of these trends is forcing a change in the way technology is deployed in the enterprise, according to Murdoch, and he cited how this change will bring about huge opportunities for those who embrace it.

He further lists IT infrastructure and operational costs as the biggest opportunity to cut expenses. While new hardware can drive substantial power and cooling savings, organisations can drive virtualisation and storage optimisation to create more efficient and scalable platforms, while ideally positioning themselves to take advantage of future cloud-based offerings.

Murdoch also hosted a roundtable discussion with Middle East customers  during which he described how Dell is applying these practices in its own IT environment by increasing compute capacity by more than 30 percent while using fewer servers and reducing power consumption by 30 percent.

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