Many enterprises have implemented virtualization to reap the savings of server consolidation. But savvy CIOs will take a higher-level view. To them, virtualization will be the first step in a strategy to enable IT-as-a-Service, also known as cloud computing. ITaaS will give you a more flexible IT infrastructure by allowing you to deploy new applications quickly; it will make your infrastructure more scalable by enabling you to add compute capacity as demand dictates; and it will enable you to achieve greater reliability thanks to more streamlined backup and recovery. And ITaaS is mature enough to handle business-critical applications including databases, productivity applications and ERP. You can get to ITaaS by taking a step-by-step approach. It’s a journey that will give your business a competitive advantage.