re: When IT Becomes A One Man Show
You need to do a better job reading text before you send a reply... I mentioned SANS cloud technology (sans = except, less, minus....)
Also, I said SHOULD HAVE BEEN UNDERWAY IF NOT IMPLEMENTED. He went from 100% physical, to 50% physical, which tells me there wasn't any baby steps in getting to virtual servers in production.
Also, the number of support staff needed at an organization is determined the staff itself, vendor support, outsourcing models utilized, and business requirements.
Finally, virtualization has been economical for a while. VMware offfered theirs for free in 2008 and there were plenty of other avenues to get a free hypervisor before then. All it would have taken is vision, learning capacity, and some effort.
If you run a SMB and didn't start working with the free ESXi in 08, or haven't been using Voip for over 5 years now, you are just like Mertz.