The Data Center Shift to Virtualization

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 27, 2010


From high availability to disaster recovery virtualization is becoming the underlying technology for many different data center IT needs. In this Computer World blog, Martin Ingram looks at the changing role of virtualization in the data center.


Virtualization is becoming the underlying technology for many different data center IT needs.

"Server virtualization's initial use in consolidating multiple workloads onto a single server had a profound impact on how we think about data centers but introduced a number of management challenges. Not least of these was it became more difficult to identify where all the workloads in the business were actually running. In the past you could point at the physical machine, but with virtualization more than one workload could be on a single machine and the virtual machine you are interested in could have been moved to another server. The solution to these challenges actually lead to a whole new way to manage virtual machine images and a far more strategic role for server virtualization as the operational infrastructure of the data center."

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