The proliferation of IT sprawl in data centers has contributed to rising operations costs, reducing productivity, and stifling agility and flexibility. Maintenance and operations can consume two-thirds of an organization’s technology budget, leaving just one third of the budget for new IT initiatives. This ratio prevents IT from supporting new business initiatives or responding to real application demands. The solution to the problem is the implementation of a converged infrastructure which addresses the issue of architectures and IT sprawl by pooling and sharing IT resources. Rather than dedicating a set of resources to a particular computing technology, application or line of business, converged infrastructure creates a pool of virtualized servers, storage and networking capacity that is shared by multiple applications and lines of business.