Expert smashes common virtualization falsities
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The evolution of virtualization technology has caused many companies to accept some common myths associated with the solution. Network World contributor Nathanael Iversen recently dispelled some of the more widespread misconceptions.
According to the writer, one prevalent myth is that virtualizing a line of business is considered too dangerous. However, LOB virtualization is essential for companies looking to maximize the technology's potential.
Another issue regarding virtualization is that some organizations believe determining a return on their investment is not possible in virtual environments. With effective performance management, companies can generate an accurate ROI statement, Iversen wrote.
The writer indicated that many organizations believe the enterprise sector will find most success in the virtualization industry.
"Third-party management vendors - over enterprise management vendors - are ahead of the game with the functionality - and advanced interactional analytics capabilities - designed specifically to manage dynamic virtualized environments, as well as growing hybrid infrastructures with multiple hypervisors," Iversen wrote.
As more companies deal with growing data concerns, virtualization solutions are expected to be crucial in helping businesses consolidate their physical servers, according to an IT Business Edge report.