Maximizing Your Infrastructure through Virtualization

Sponsor: HP
Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Andrew Butler
Type: Video (8 minutes)


Virtualization continues to be one of the most effective ways to consolidate, reduce cost, and make data centers more efficient. Gartner research outlines how to get the most from your virtualization efforts in their paper titled “Best Practice: Virtualize Your IT Systems Incrementally to Reduce Costs”. HP BladeSystem fits the needs of today’s demanding virtualized workloads to maximize the benefits recommended in Gartner’s research.


About Andrew Butler, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Andrew Butler is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research. Initially recruited to address the Unix and midrange server market, his coverage area now encompasses market and technology trends for most server technologies (other than mainframes), including operating system evolution, architectures, platforms and vendor strategies. He is the lead analyst for Cisco Systems, authors the Magic Quadrant on blade and modular servers, and is closely involved in Gartner's growing research coverage on compute fabrics and integrated systems.

Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, he worked for HP for 14 years in the U.K. and Germany, most recently as European marketing manager for midrange Unix servers. His period of employment at HP also included channel marketing, European and worldwide product management roles for messaging and imaging software products, and a consulting role in the professional services organization. His previous industry experience includes software development on IBM midrange computers for Altergo, a leading U.K. software developer during the 1980s, as well as programming and systems analysis roles on IBM mainframes and midrange computers for Boehringer Ingelheim, Schwarzkopf and Nielsen Research.