The Cloud: A Clear Choice. The cloud is a hot topic for organizations. Is it a worthwhile investment? What apps should be virtualized? Let's dive in and find out.
 

Percentage of apps...

...already virtualized:

55

...in the process of being virtualized:

16

...that will be virtualized when current projects end:

71
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Virtual Virtualization

What are the benefits of virtualizing your apps? Choose from some of the more popular apps below to learn what percentage of organizations have virtualized each one already — and how virtualization might benefit your organization.

Click the names of the apps to send to (or remove from) the cloud.

Web Web
Test and
Develop-
ment
Test and
Develop-
ment
Light
Business
Light
Business
Mission
Critical
Mission
Critical
Disaster
Recovery
Disaster
Recovery
Email Email
Database Database

The Cloud Effect

The more you virtualize, the more evident — and numerous — the benefits.


Server Consolidation

Eliminates servers and reduce the cost of heat, power and cooling.


Dynamic Capacity Management

Give IT the power to actively manage capacity to ensure availabilty.


Disaster Recovery

Protect yourself against unexpected data loss with off-site backup.


Mobility

Allow staff to access the apps they need to do business on the go.

Clear Results

Enough promises. Let’s look at some hard data from companies who moved apps to the cloud in 2011. Survey respondents were segmented into three groups based on their performance in the past 12 months.

  • Best-In-Class »

    Experienced an average downtime per event of 0.7 hours and reduced IT spend for server and app deployment by 21%

  • Average »

    Experienced an average downtime per event of 3.7 hours and reduced IT spend for server and app deployment by 8%

  • Laggards »

    Experienced an average downtime per event of 9.1 hours and increased IT spend for server and app deployment by 4%

Experienced an average downtime per event of 0.7 hours and reduced IT spend for server and app deployment by 21%

Deploy More Apps Faster

Percentage of Apps on Virtualized Servers

Time to Deploy New Apps after Virtualization

Reduce IT Spending

Change in IT Spending* Year-Over-Year

Change in IT Headcount* Year-Over-Year

Experienced an average downtime per event of 3.7 hours and reduced IT spend for server and app deployment by 8%

Deploy More Apps Faster

Percentage of Apps on Virtualized Servers

Time to Deploy New Apps after Virtualization

Reduce IT Spending

Change in IT Spending* Year-Over-Year

Change in IT Headcount* Year-Over-Year

Experienced an average downtime per event of 9.1 hours and increased IT spend for server and app deployment by 4%

Deploy More Apps Faster

Percentage of Apps on Virtualized Servers

Time to Deploy New Apps after Virtualization

Reduce IT Spending

Change in IT Spending* Year-Over-Year

Change in IT Headcount* Year-Over-Year

*for server and app deployment

Key Takeaways

Boost Processes

Accelerate your time to market by deploying new applications and services with greater ease.

Reduce Risk

Keep your data available and safe by hosting your apps in a secure, fully redundant, 24/7
cloud that offers scalable infrastructure and robust security services.

Control Costs

Rightsize your IT infrastructure and application requirements in response to business demands.