Enterprise virtualisation projects are the focus of many IT professionals attempting to consolidate servers or data centres, decrease costs and launch successful “green” IT conservation initiatives. To better understand the greater concept of virtualising; IT resources are somewhat ‘squeezed’ from the enterprise computers processing power, memory, bandwidth and storage capacity, while transferring the data gathered onto the smallest number of hardware platforms possible, and then strategically assigning those resources to operating systems and applications on a time-share basis.
The main driver gearing enterprises in transforming IT models and processes towards virtualisation and cloud computing for some or all of their computing infrastructures, is that the innovative, next-generation technology is a cost effective solution to enterprise IT infrastructures. Cloud computing is reforming the global IT marketplace, offering a more cost effective method for the enterprise to acquire and use IT. The summit focuses on how traditional enterprises are able to successfully adopt cloud computing, featuring industry thought leaders, industry experts and end-user experiences of cloud computing and virtualisation technologies.