Virtualization in IT has been big in the enterprise market for some time, but it's not without its advantages for small- and medium-sized operations. Analysts are expecting the adoption of virtualization by SMBs to increase considerably in the months and years ahead. So what's all the fuss about?
For small businesses, the most immediate and obvious benefit offered by virtualization is the cost savings. This is true of businesses of any size, but it is perhaps more critical for SMBs, which naturally have smaller budgets to throw at IT. Continue
For large enterprises with lots of employees and hardware, the payoff seen from virtualizing IT infrastructure can be immediate and quite dramatic. For smaller operations, the benefits may be smaller in scale, but they're no less significant. If anything, they can be even more valuable to companies with fewer people and fewer dollars to spare. Continue