CIO View: Virtualisation is a technology with very real returns

CIO View: Virtualisation is a technology with very real returns

Summary: It seems going virtual can create some very real returns. Not only does virtualisation cut down on wasted CPU, disk and memory capacity, it also allows for more rapid deployment of applications and reduces power usage.

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It seems going virtual can create some very real returns. Not only does virtualisation cut down on wasted CPU, disk and memory capacity, it also allows for more rapid deployment of applications and reduces power usage.

Cesare Tizi, ZDNet Australia's CIO of the year is a big fan of virtualisation: "with virtualisation, management is a lot easier... I don't actually miss the days of stacks and stacks of servers sitting on shelves."

As former CIO of AGL Energy, Tizi closely monitors power usage, "coming from the energy industry, I'm very conscious of greenhouse gases and sustainable models for energy consumption."

Tizi said he is aware the datacentres are massive users of power, and so he is always on the lookout for ways to reduce energy consumption.

Topics: CXO, Data Centers, Emerging Tech, Hardware, Servers, Virtualization

Munir Kotadia

About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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