Virtualisation has been around for longer than we often reflect. Here is 2003, Steven Tuvey reflects on the hot new trend of virtualisation, reflecting on the major players. Perhaps before reading , a quick refresher on Virtualisation and its benefits.
Many IT organizations deploy servers that are only running at a fraction of their capacity, often because they are dedicating their physical server to a specific application. This is usually an inefficient mechanism because there is an excess capacity that is not being consumed, which leads to higher operating costs and IT costs.
In efforts to drive higher capacity utilization and reduce costs, virtualization was created.
- Reduce downtime and enhance resiliency in disaster recovery situations
- Increase efficiency and productivity
- Control independence and DevOps
- Move to be more green-friendly (organizational and environmental).
Read on to take the Enex TestLab circa 2003 perspective on Virtualisation.
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