There are many ways to save money with data center virtualization. In this podcast, two midmarket IT executives and an analyst dscuss their real-life cost-cutting strategies for data center virtualization. The discussion covers disaster recovery (DR), backup and virtualization best practices, including testing and training; hot, warm and cold backup options; and how much money you can actually save through data center virtualization.
BIOGRAPHIES: Andrew Baker is vice president of IT operations at ARGI, a Montvale, N.J.-based company that provides managed hosting services. Steven Sommer was CIO for 25 years at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a New York-based law firm, and is now principal and founder of SLS Consulting. Laura Didio, a high-tech industry analyst, consultant and writer, is principal at Information Technology Intelligence Corp. Each participant has extensive experience and knowledge about data center virtualization implementations, management and research.
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This was first published in June 2009