Why we all love Virtualization and Hyperconvergence… it’s Transformational
I remember the day I saw my first vMotion – unbelievable it has been that long ago – but now VM live migration is a standard for all hypervisors. When we all decided to adopt virtualization we had some clear benefits in mind, and those boil down fundamentally to better resource utilization, reduced datacenter footprint, energy-saving, faster server provisioning, increased uptime, improved disaster recovery, isolated applications, extend the life of older applications and workload portability.
We never thought of virtualization as an enabler for performance enhancement because we knew that workloads would be sharing hardware resources such as processors and network interfaces; but the virtualization benefits easily outweighed the notion of having dedicated servers with low utilization; and as long the applications received the resources required to work properly we would consider that a fitting result.
Twelve years later virtualization is standard and…
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via Andre Leibovici at myvirtualcloud.net