“Virtualization without management is more dangerous than not using virtualization in the first place.”
~ Tom Bittman, Gartner VP & Analyst
There are many good things about using virtualization in your infrastructure:
- consolidation of physical servers
- flexibility to respond to business needs
- time savings when ramping up new services
However, this same flexibility and agility lends itself to chaos if left unchecked as virtual servers can crop up all over the place in response to business requests. One company I know of consolidated their servers only to end up with 3x the number of virtual servers!
Management of virtual assets is important, but don’t take my word for it. Sign up for the IT World Real Voices Roundtable below and hear from partners who are working on virtualization projects and IT managers who have implemented virtualization at their company.
IT World Real Voices Roundtable – Friday, February 26, 2010, 1PM EST
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