The benefits of virtualization have been documented for sometime: reduced cost, single-minded servers, and easier steps to full cloud migrations. However, What happens to management agents and products as physical servers become virtual servers? How do we monitor and manage a virtual environment? These questions have led to an entirely new set of tools for monitoring virtual infrastructures. While virtualzation has many benefits, this monitoring angle must not be ignored.
With a move to virtual machines, you are that much closer to enjoying a full-blown cloud environment. You may even reach the point where you can deploy VMs to and from your data center to create a powerful cloud-based infrastructure. But beyond the actual virtual machines, that virtualized technology gets you closer to a cloud-based mindset, making the migration all the more easy.
You can read more here: 10 benefits of virtualization in the data center