Assuring Application Performance in Private Clouds by Virtualizing the Management Layer
Virtualization teams have successfully virtualized the low hanging fruit - applications that IT owns and support. What is left to virtualize is the set of business critical (high availability) and performance critical applications that the business relies upon for day-to-day operations. One of the key challenges in virtualizing business critical applications is how to manage them. On their physical infrastructures, the server, operating systems and the applications themselves are managed by management agents from vendors whose management solutions support business critical applications.