Virtual Strategy: Common Misconceptions of Server Consolidation

April 17, 2007

Consultant Scott Feuless takes apart many of the notions that consolidation via virtualization will automatically make things better in an enterprise computing environment. He notes that many of the attributes automatically attributed to virtualization — reduced staff, less equipment, increased reliability, etc — actually require significant management process changes and standardization in order to be realized. His recommendation is to focus on application management and to use virtualization as one of many tools in your toolkit in order to get there.

Original article at Virtual Strategy magazine


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