CDW Corp. has announced an assessment services offering that enables qualifying medium and large organizations to consider the potential benefits of server virtualization at no cost and with minimal effort required from the participant, CDW explained. The core of the offerings – developed by CDW’s virtualization assessment team working with a number of customers during 2008 and early 2009 – include a Self-Guided Assessment (SGA) and a Server Virtualization Assessment (SVA).
“The current economic climate is leading all organizations to want to drive costs down, but reducing costs does not always mean doing less. Server virtualization reduces costs, but also increases data center capacity and resilience,” said Pat Scheckel, vice president, Solution Practices, CDW. “CDW’s Server Virtualization Assessment services help information technology managers determine the benefits of virtualization in concrete, realistic terms for their unique facilities.”
CDW’s newly expanded Server Virtualization offerings to qualifying medium and large organizations include:
Because the implementation of server virtualization typically produces significant reductions in power and cooling, CDW’s SVA also includes a “green benefit” estimate, reflecting the associated impact of the recommended project on the organization’s carbon footprint.