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Avoiding virtual sprawl and the damage it inflicts on VM performance — and your budget — is easier than you might think. See how in our live webcast, Virtual Sprawl and the $10 Million Server.

Virtual sprawl can be described as the unmanaged spread of VMs without adequate monitoring, inventory, or control. In addition, it’s a very real cost detractor for businesses intent on saving money through virtualization. Often a hidden cost, many IT organizations are unaware of how much virtual sprawl impacts operations on a large scale.

During this session, you’ll see how to free up resources to ensure you have adequate capacity before having to buy new hardware.

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Rod Trent is the IT Community Manager for Windows IT Pro. He is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center technologies and has more than 25 years of IT experience, with over 20 years dedicated to System Center. Rod has written many books, thousands of articles, and speaks at various conferences and user groups. His professional focus is evangelizing technical community on the web and in person. Rod was a Microsoft MVP for 10 years and is a charter member of the Dell TechCenter Rockstar program. He's an avid gadget fan, a die-hard old television show and cartoon buff, a health and exercise freak, and a part-time missionary to the Chinese people. You can follow Rod on Twitter: @rodtrent, contact him by email, or grab the RSS feed for his articles.

John McNelly is the Senior Product Advisor for virtualization and storage solutions at Dell Software. He has enjoyed a career in the software and high-tech industry for the past 15 years, with as a specific passion for enterprise data center, virtualization, and cloud management solutions.