Demand grows for virtualised services – honest

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Chris Papa, Managing Director of cloud computing and communications company, Qubic claims that businesses are waking up to the fact that they don’t need to spend a lot on hardware

Chris Papa, Managing Director of cloud computing and communications company, Qubic claims that businesses are waking up to the fact that they don’t need to spend a lot on hardware and are pushing for virtualisation to save cash.

Businesses are starting to wake up to the fact that they do not need to spend a fortune on computer hardware if they want growth during the recession and this has created a demand for virtualised IT infrastructure often cloud based,  he said.

Resellers can pitch these sorts of services as helping businesses decrease capital expenditure by reducing the amount of hardware and the cost associated with the upkeep of the equipment.

“Increasingly, more businesses are becoming aware of the benefits virtualisation can offer, from reduction of cost to its flexibility,” Papa said.

Qubic has seen growing demand for virtualisation as it allows businesses to take greater control of their overheads.

Businesses that want to grow yet don’t want the costs related to growth can opt for an OPEX service rather than a CAPEX service to save money in the long run, Papa said.

One of the key drivers for this business boom has been demands from corporate boards to save cash, but generally it has been possible to come up with a strong enough business case for virtualisation anyway.

“Companies want hardware to be flexible, giving their IT managers the ability to assign the right resources where they are needed. Businesses are also looking for better sustainability and reliability from their IT services, and a virtualised infrastructure offers all these benefits,” Papa said.

 

 


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