Everyone is talking about virtualisation today, but how can you really make it work for you? Those looking to move beyond the hype and into practical application will benefit from best practices.

BCW spoke to Electric Cloud’s CTO Anders Wallgren at the Cloud Computing World Forum, to get a better understanding why the ability to quickly spin up a virtual machine isn’t enough to obtain worthwhile returns on your virtualisation infrastructure investment.

Anders also discusses how embracing workflow automation can close the loop between virtualisation infrastructure and end-user needs, and why dev/test is an ideal workload to automate and virtualise.