SOURCE: Agilysys


August 05, 2009 11:00 ET

Agilysys' Free eBook Looks Beyond Server Virtualization to Streamlining All Aspects of the Enterprise

Latest Chapter Available for Download at

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, announced the availability of the latest chapter in an eBook from Agilysys which examines how virtualization is quickly becoming a standard in the Data Center as a tool to redesign computer infrastructures and eliminate inefficient systems.

The eBook is titled "The Value of Virtualization: Making the Case for Your Enterprise." The second chapter, "A Holistic View of Virtualization in the Data Center," has just been posted for free download at Visitors can also download Chapter 1, "How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?"

IT professionals have embraced virtualization to improve server utilization. After all, it's not uncommon for data centers to have servers operating at only 5% to 15% of their capacity. Virtualization allows utilization up to 80% or more, making the most of existing investments at a time when IT operations are looking for ways to minimize hardware and management costs.

Now that same thinking is being applied to storage, networks, applications and even how individual desktops are managed. This pivotal chapter of Agilysys' eBook looks at the benefits associated with these emerging virtualization solutions. For example, virtual desktops can simplify provisioning and better support security and compliance processes. And virtualized applications can be managed independent of the operating system for greater stability.

This is the second of four eBook chapters, each one looking closely at the issues and opportunities surrounding different aspects of IT virtualization. Additional chapters will consider how virtualization and synchronization can simplify identity management and whether desktop virtualization can reduce time and costs. Future chapters will also be available for download at

About Agilysys, Inc.

Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology -- including hardware, software and services -- to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit

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