Do you need a virtualization test before making a full commitment?
An organization may have a number of desktops already in the production cycle and can consider virtualization only for the growth in their number. This will allow a test run before it commits all desktops to the virtualization process.
What would be the downtime in case of disaster recovery?
An organization needs to make an assessment of the downtime required to recover lost data in case of disasters. In the virtualization process this can be just a few hours as service providers would have the necessary redundancy which allows easy access to previously stored data.
Can large application licensing fees be avoided with virtualization?
License fees for stand alone computers can be quite high even where the advantage is taken with bulk buying. Virtualization puts the onus of the license on the service provider and only actual usage is charged for. This can substantially reduce license fees and the need for constant up gradation that such software requires.
Does the virtualization platform provide for automated deployment?
The virtualization service provider must be able to provide additional infrastructure automatically depending on the corporate administrator’s requirement. The administrator would have to provide the necessary authorizations that allow the virtualization to be extended to increased number of users. There should also be no geographical restrictions for such expansion. Virtualization should also enable users to have access to all the latest software.