Alex Bakman

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Organizations are rapidly consolidating multiple physical servers to virtual environments. There is no debating the cost savings and operational benefits of virtualization. The issues that are now arising as virtualization continues to proliferate are rooted in management and how organizations can gain cost visibility and recover the costs of their virtualization projects. As a result, corporate finance and IT functionalities are moving ever closer together. In many organizations, the IT department has always been and will continue to be a cost center and an ongoing expense on the balance sheet. Most IT departments simply cannot justify making massive investments in new virtualized data centers without recovering costs from its business units - a reason why chargeback is one of the hottest virtualization topics today. What organizations quickly realize is that virtu... (more)