Virtualization cost-savings methods for IT administrators

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As important as it is for administrators to make effective use of the IT budget, careful budgeting is even more important if you’re responsible for managing a virtualization infrastructure. After all, virtualization environments are larger and more complex than ever before, and cloud layers are also being thrown into the mix, further increasing the cost and complexity.

One of the most effective virtualization cost-savings techniques is looking for wasted licenses. There are a few different ways that licenses might be wasted. Perhaps the most common source of wasted licenses is subscriptions that have been forgotten. This happens when an organization subscribes to a cloud-based service and then discontinues use of the service halfway through the subscription. By the time that the subscription is due for renewal, it has been all but forgotten.

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