Virtualization: Real Trouble for Servers?

May 17, 2007

Business Week wakes up to the fact that the increasing use of virtualization to consolidate applications onto fewer servers might mean that people won’t need as many servers in the future… What they don’t mention is that, by itself, this approach can also increase risk (creating more single points of failure) and management complexity. Advanced, virtualization-aware management tools and approaches (like virtual lab management for pre-production uses) are required to really make this strategy effective. As for a slowdown in spending on servers, we’ll have to wait and see.

Virtualization: Real Trouble for Servers?


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