December 8, 2009

    Guess what? TeamQuest covered virtualization at its user group yesterday. That isn't a big surprise since the company's latest release is pretty focused on maximizing VMware performance.

    TeamQuest Engineer Scott Johnson delivered his "Business Benefits of our VMware Modeling Solution" presentation in a brief 30 minutes. He focused on a process such as IT Service Optimization, increasing IT maturity, and beginning with the end in mind.

    “To be blunt," said Johnson, "the primary benefit of capacity modeling for the VMware environment is that it will save you money."

    VMware referenced an IDC report that cited 20-30 percent lower cost-per-application savings, for example.

    Other benefits of VM ware modeling cited by Johnson included:

      • Better service to our customers


      • Efficient use of existing resources


      • Good stewardship of capital investments for the future

    Johnson compared achieving the benefits of modeling VMware to hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park.

    Success is fraught with obstacles and risk. Companies and individuals must focus, persevere and keep the end-goal in mind.

    I believe Johnson will go into more technical detail in his vendor presentation which will be covered later this week.

    Category: cmg-2009