Author: Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a consulting network architect and senior engineer/designer. He has more than 25 years of experience in IT and more than 12 years of experience in networking. He is Cisco CCIE#6920. His current focus includes data centers, security and application networking. He has worked for financial institutions, service providers, resellers and other verticals. Ferro also writes for Network Computing, blogs about networking at and hosts the weekly “Packet Pushers Podcast” at

Top 5 Benefits of Server Virtualization

by Greg Ferro

Why is server virtualization beneficial? Greg Ferro lists in detail the top 5 benefits of server virtualization for IT departments, which includes cost control, better operation with automation, ability to reduce risks with snapshots, storage management, and granular scaling.