Data Management

ComputerWeekly - FastScale Thinks Thin to Manage Virtual Server Images

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Executive Summary

It's difficult to read anything these days on what's happening in the world of ITC without tripping on a virtual this and a virtual that. Indeed, Quocirca has researched and reported on virtuality for some years now, and identified many of the problems that users are now finding as they make their way through the virtual minefield. One of the issues that come up with virtuality is how to manage the software that is needed within such virtual environments. Initially, this was done through the use of "Golden images", where all the component parts of an application or service are built and stored ready for use as a single, complete image.

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