Virtualization technologies will help gain capabilities and efficiencies that aren't possible in a "physical-only” world.
Be better prepared for a disaster. With virtualized infrastructure you can backup your environment enabling you to ’spin up your servers’ in the cloud in the event they become unavailable on-premise.
Maybe it's a legacy accounting system or some proprietary software that is integral to the business but which you bought long ago and haven’t kept current. These applications are key to your day-to-day operations but can’t be moved to newer hardware or server software.
Virtualization can help you extend these legacy applications without sacrificing hardware integrity.
Migrating physical servers into virtual servers means you can consolidate hardware which will lower your power and cooling costs. It's not about being ‘Green' but every little bit helps, right?
By virtualizing your servers, you're "future proofing yourself" for an eventual move into the cloud. As the cloud continues to mature, it’s likely you will become more comfortable with the thought of migrating your data into the cloud.
Virtualization today is a head start in getting there.
Virtualization offers a number of advanced features that just aren't found on physical servers, which helps with business continuity and increased uptime. These capabilities give virtual machines the ability to quickly recover from unplanned outages.