Expert debunks virtualization performance myths
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Network World contributor Nathanael Iversen recently highlighted several common myths associated with the use of virtualization technology. The writer indicated that some companies may believe capacity planning and performance monitoring offer the same benefits, but they actually provide complementary services at different ends of the spectrum.
Iversen wrote that another common misconception of virtualization is that the technology is just a silo.
"A virtualized environment is all about shared resources, as opposed to a separate and distinct silo. In virtualization, the silo walls have come down and a holistic approach toward performance management is needed to manage these shared resources," Iversen wrote.
According to the Network World writer, agent-based software is not necessary like some believe. Instead, this technology actually limits the scalability of virtualization and increases data duplication.
Virtualization is a useful technology is organizations utilize it properly. Experts agree that SQL Server performance tuning is one way companies can effectively maintain their virtualization solutions. IT Business Edge writer Paul Mah has also suggested that another virtualization tip is that businesses should standardize their infrastructure on one platform so workers can focus on mission-critical tasks.