Virtualization

Best Practices in Virtualization Management

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Executive Summary

Organizations must find ways to handle massive new demands with greater speed, lower cost and greater quality of service. To meet the challenge, many organizations have turned to virtualization as a means of unshackling infrastructure from its physical constraints, making it possible to pool, share and automate resources and workloads. Virtualization is essential to meeting these increasing demands while improving business agility?enabling the creation of a smarter infrastructure for a smarter planet. Having developed the industry's first virtualization offerings and with an extensive, 40-year history of providing proven virtualization solutions, IBM can help organizations unlock the value from virtualization. To reap the rewards, organizations must understand how to harness the power that virtualization affords with an effective virtualization management solution. Implemented properly, virtualization enables new classes of management activities and more dynamic control of infrastructure. But virtualization technology is so powerful that without the proper governance in place and management tooling deployed, it can create new concerns with virtual machine sprawl, resource complexity and infrastructure sharing. In this webcast, IBM is joined Tony Iams, Vice President and Senior Analyst at the analyst firm Ideas International to review the challenges created by virtualization management and the best practices provided by leading IBM tools and methodologies. In this webcast you will learn how best to integrate virtualization into existing IT processes, what new challenges must now be addressed, and how IBM virtualization management solutions can help you:

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