Application Life Cycle Management – The Infrastructure Operator’s Guide to Creating Agility
We have a lot of interesting tasks that are becoming part of the modern infrastructure operator’s todo list. One thing that I am seeing happen in many companies is the embracing of a more application-focused view of the infrastructure, which is a fundamental change from the typical server-focused approach.
As virtualization administrators, we are already highly aware of the effect of hardware lifecycle management. This is one of the greatest values of virtualization because it enabled us to extend the server lifecycle by virtualizing the hardware. By abstracting the physical hardware layer from the virtual servers, we enabled lengthening the lifecycle of a virtual instance beyond the infrastructure refresh.
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