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The Relevance & Value of a Storage Hypervisor
The need for economic and operational efficiencies transcends all organizations. Commercial businesses, non-profits, government departments, and large and small enterprises are all striving to make the most, and more, of what they have. Economic conditions don’t matter either.
In economically challenging times, tight budgets dictate efficiency in order to get tasks accomplished with limited funds. But in boom times, efficiency is equally important to maximizing value in terms of profit, time, or resources while executing on objectives.
This is borne out by ESG research: ESG asked senior IT professionals in enterprise and midmarket organizations in North America and Western Europe to identify the most important considerations for justifying IT investments in 2009-2011. As Figure 1 shows, the top two priorities continue to be reducing operational expenditures and business process improvement.1 Clearly, investments are made in efficiency-focused endeavors.