By Bharath Vasudevan, Director of Product Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software-defined and Cloud Group.
“We have to do more with less.” If you’re an IT pro who has never heard this phrase, consider yourself lucky. When IT budgets are flat or decreasing, that simple sentence becomes gospel.

Even when budgets are on the rise, no one wants to spend more money than they have to.
In either financial situation, IT is expected to solve data center and business pain points.

Because of this reality, many organizations are turning to specialized hardware to improve data center metrics.Total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) are phrases that are often thrown around when discussing any type of new technology. Quite simply, they mean, “how much will this technology set me back, and how long before it pays itself off?” While these phrases may at first sound like pure marketing mumbo jumbo, they are actually directly related to data center performance – or more specifically, virtual machine (VM) density.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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