As corporations are under mounting pressure to tighten their belts, they are taking a long, hard look at the way they provision applications. Traditionally, IT allocates a static amount of computing resources to fulfill user needs for a particular application at peak workloads. Essentially they are paying for the worst case scenario: the “peak” rarely occurs, so the business ends up paying for server space to sit idle the majority of the time. This means more unnecessary hardware, software, cooling and support costs. When you consider the hundreds or thousands of applications being supported, the wasted dollars spent grows out of control.