Getting Virtualization Right-
Everything I have recommended up until this point will be beneficial even if you don't go forward with a virtualization plan. If you are going to move forward, now is the time to baseline current operating costs and get at least a basic understanding of how costs will be charged to users of virtualized infrastructure.
In my story about managing virtualization, I recommend some ways that IT managers can tame existing server sprawl. This sprawl can be avoided altogether at companies just beginning or planning a server virtualization if the following steps are taken.
By Cameron Sturdevant