Have you considered consolidating your datacenter servers down to a more manageable number? Are your servers taking up too much of your IT budget simply to power and cool them? Did you know that many organizations like yours may have under-utilized servers lying around that ought to be virtualized?
Try using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit for Hyper-V to help you create an inventory of under-utilized servers and generate potential virtualization candidates. The new MAP Toolkit 4.0 now also offers integration with the Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Calculator to help you with ROI and TCO analysis for your next IT projects.
Baldwin Ng, Sr. Product Manager