Eight Top Challenges of Virtualization Management

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-31-2014 Email

Virtualization now accounts for one-half of all server workloads—and it should reach more than 85 percent by 2016, according to Gartner. The benefits are many: Virtualization can reduce server incidents by 27 percent, system downtime by 26 percent and app-to-market time by 22 percent, according to research from VMware. It allows IT to better respond to customer and stakeholder requests, while reducing hardware and maintenance costs. Like any major tech initiative, however, the migration of existing tech to a virtualization environment presents many challenges. Virtualization projects can take on a wealth of new complexities which inspire many questions: What kind of resource investments will be required to support it? How do we deal with backup? Will our mission-critical apps be secure? To highlight the various, potential pitfalls, we're presenting the following eight top virtualization challenges. They are adapted from a number of online resources, including those posted by Ramco, an enterprise resource planning company; and ManageEngine, an IT management business. For more about Ramco's top challenges, click here. For more about ManageEngine's, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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