Deploying virtualized servers produces significant cost savings, lowers demand for data center resources, and reduces server deployment time.

In early 2007, Cisco IT had nearly 4000 applications running on more than 11,000 servers in its data centers. And this already large number of installed servers was growing at a rate of 15 percent per year. To meet this significant demand as well as address cost, resource, space, and server deployment issues in the data centers, Cisco IT is using the VMware Infrastructure 3, the Cisco network, and Cisco technologies for server networking and data center management.

This case study describes the business benefits Cisco IT has gained from deploying virtualized servers, including:

  • US$10 million cumulative cost savings and cost avoidance
  • Reduced demand for data center space and resources
  • Faster server deployment
  • Increased productivity of IT staff
  • Improved application stability

Read the Virtualized Servers in the Data Center Case Study