Going Beyond Plain Virtualization Monitoring – White Paper
Virtualization is one of the hottest IT trends among businesses today. It is a disruptive technology that has challenged traditional IT infrastructures and changed the way business works with IT. According to research firms Gartner and Forrester, small and medium businesses are increasingly deploying virtualization and this number is only set to increase in the coming months.
Simply put, virtualization is a method of running multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, with each virtual machine sharing the resources of that physical computer across multiple environments. It provides businesses with the flexibility to quickly deploy extra capacity or functionality without investing in additional server resources. Recent innovations in virtualization technology such as VMware’s vMotion that help migrate VMs dynamically from one physical server to another without incurring downtime and disrupting business services, have further increased the adoption of virtualization. With the help of virtualization, businesses can maximize utilization of their servers, optimize total cost of ownership of IT infrastructure, and simplify disaster recovery efforts.