It’s Time to Virtualize All Your Business-Critical Applications

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If you’re an IT manager, you already know the business benefits of virtualization, for example, more efficient infrastructure management, higher availability, greater agility, and simplified disaster recovery. Therefore, the decision to virtualize is an easy one from your perspective. And you’re in good company: As many as 70 percent of all enterprise workloads are virtualized today, a number that is expected to rise to 86 percent in 2016.

However, business managers who are responsible for business-critical applications (BCA) may not be quite so enthusiastic. They may not understand virtualization very well, so they tend to fear the unknown. Business managers worry about how virtualization could impact BCA performance, uptime, scalability, and licensing. They have fears of losing control of their applications, which could make it harder for them to meet their business goals. As a result, you may find yourself in the role of evangelist, needing to convince reluctant business managers to agree to virtualize. This document looks at their most common questions about virtualizing BCAs and offers compelling arguments to help you win over application owners.

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