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Data center virtualization: User best practices

Data center virtualization can cut up to 50% of system costs. Learn how to optimize your environment to save money with data center virtualization, DR and backup.

There are many ways to save money with data center virtualization. In this podcast, two midmarket IT executives and an analyst dscuss their real-life cost-cutting strategies for data center virtualization. The discussion covers disaster recovery (DR), backup and virtualization best practices, including testing and training; hot, warm and cold backup options; and how much money you can actually save through data center virtualization.

Andrew Baker is vice president of IT operations at ARGI, a Montvale, N.J.-based company that provides managed hosting services.

Steven Sommer was CIO for 25 years at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a New York-based law firm, and is now principal and founder of SLS Consulting.

Laura Didio, a high-tech industry analyst, consultant and writer, is principal at Information Technology Intelligence Corp.

Each participant has extensive experience and knowledge about data center virtualization implementations, management and research.

This was last published in June 2009

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