The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), announced in February 2010, is expected to deliver significant cost savings--up to $2.4 billion--as agencies take steps to close more than 1,000 additional data centers by 2015. One key enabler of the FDCCI is the ability to virtualize key components of their computing architectures--from servers to storage to desktops. There is no doubt that virtualization gives agencies greater flexibility to meet current computing requirements while maximizing the value of investment in hardware assets. For this reason, most government organizations have implemented some form of virtualization—especially server virtualization—which has delivered notable savings in operations and maintenance budgets. Virtual environment, however efficient, are not without complexity.

Register now to view this technical briefing to understand performance problems with virtual machines, the challenges of simultaneously managing physical and virtual platforms, and back-up and recovery from virtualized data stores.

Attendees will learn:

  • How Federal agencies are implementing virtualization and measurable results
  • Lessons from enterprise data center consolidation initiatives
  • Benefits of virtual environments, including more flexible data management
  • How to plan, size, and configure virtual environments to meet mission demands
  • Methods to maximize performance and scalability with virtualization
  • Industry trends and how virtualization is enabling enterprise-class IT transformation
  • Realities of agency implementation and transition to virtual environments

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