"Executives believed that virtualization would allow First
American to reduce a double-digit number of servers to just two
"We were alarmed with the way server creep was building up in
our data center," said Dan McDougall, First American's corporate IT
director. "Even with our handful of [NetWare] servers, we were
still running out of power and places to plug in. Virtualization
was an opportunity to take better advantage of our hardware.""