Virtualization Slideshow: Virtualized Apps: Are They Tier-1 Worthy?
CIOs and other IT managers are singing about the business benefits of virtualized applications. They can save on power/cooling by consolidating servers. They're known to assist greatly with disaster recovery. And they'll increase an organization's ability to remain nimble in light of rapid shifts in the business environment. So why aren't more of the most critical, "Tier 1" enterprise applications being virtualized? Barriers include performance and design concerns, as well as "people issues," according to a survey from AppDynamics, a vendor of application performance management solutions. Clearly, CIOs and their IT teams must demonstrate that virtualization won't impact their organization's ability to achieve business objectives, says Jyoti Bansal, CEO of AppDynamics. CIOs and top IT decision-makers at more than 100 companies participated in the survey. Here's what they reported.