Companies with virtualised infrastructures are being offered free "health-checks" to make sure they are using the right virtualisation technology for their data workloads.
Embotics Corporation - a cloud management specialist - and virtualisation services firm Xtravirt have joined forces to "help organisations optimise their virtual environments and reduce virtualisation sprawl", they said.
The two firms will work together to deliver free health-checks to organisations to identify where virtual infrastructure is being under-utilised or incorrectly provisioned.
Using the Embotics vCommander cloud management platform, the partners will provide cost-comparisons for running different workloads on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 against VMware vSphere hypervisor systems.
Organisations will be given advice on running multi-hypervisor environments, and with this insight Xtravirt says it be able to advise businesses on how their virtualised environments can be optimised "with the potential to identify cost-savings of up to 50 percent".
"Despite the widespread awareness of virtual sprawl amongst the heads of IT departments, it still continues to pose a significant management overhead and cost burden," said Mark Barrett, VP of sales and alliances at Xtravirt.
"By teaming-up with Embotics we are now able to demonstrate to businesses the actual cost-savings they can achieve before they've incurred any expense."