Does your server virtualization platform matter?

Getting the most out of your IT investment with PowerVM virtualization

A new study from Solitaire Interglobal describes how PowerVM virtualization on Power Systems delivers dynamic support for your business with greater agility, optimized efficiency, and trusted resiliency for mission critical workloads, outperforming popular competitors.

Risk factor summary.Virtualization is a very hot topic in today’s technology discussions. Equality important, a strong virtualization strategy is critical for cloud delivery models. IBM believes that virtualization is also a key element in achieving the benefits of Smarter Computing.

Download the complete study from Solitaire Interglobal “Does your Virtualization Platform Matter?” to see how PowerVM stacks up to the competition from a research survey of over 61,000 customers.

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About the Study

The study of 61,320 customers by Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) shows the value of the virtualization method to the application suite. The purpose of the analysis was to examine the real-world impact on businesses that deploy IBM’s PowerVM virtualization method, compared to those using competitive offerings such as VMware. The areas examined span business and technical metrics, ranging from comprehensive cost components to time-to-market agility. The study correlated the technical components with their associated business metrics that show how different commercially available virtualization technologies compare across a broad set of IT business metrics including:

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