They say fear is good.
Fear can be a healthy thing—it can keep you from getting in over your head, taking unnecessary risks, and it can even save your life. In IT, that fear—maybe better framed as ‘caution’—has its place. It ensures that we consult with others, adhere to processes and standards, and balance risk with reward. Caution in IT ensures that business keeps moving forward—because if it doesn’t, revenue is at risk (and necks are on the line). So, we proceed with caution.
In the world of virtualization, there is fear—but, for the most part, it’s misplaced. Many companies that have fully embraced the benefits of virtualization are still missing the greatest value because they think it’s too risky to virtualize business critical applications (BCAs).
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