Virtualization is Not A Silver Bullet

October 1, 2009

Virtualization is Not A Silver Bullet

Author Robin Bloor

Sponsored by CA

Why and How Virtualization Needs To Be Managed

Virtualization is an excellent technology that was introduced to the IT market at an appropriate time when the majority of applications needed far less than the resources offered by an “off-the shelf” server. Moore’s Law had run rampant for decades doubling the capacity and speed of the average server every 18 months. The time finally arrived when there was a major mismatch between the workload that the typical application presented and the resources that the typical low-end server provided. Virtualization technology appeared right on cue when it could be put to excellent use.

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