Lab to Live: Smooth Virtualization Transitions
Server virtualization is now within the grasp of any business and when properly implemented and managed, can help one save some serious money by reducing maintenance costs and minimizing the burden on the staff. But flipping the switch from the lab environment and going live is not the end of the journey. One needs to carefully plan the next moves to avoid the post implementation pitfalls that can negate virtualization benefits. Planning and consideration for data recovery, application availability, backups and replication can help you avoid the nightmares of "VM sprawl" and "VM stall".