Creating Application Awareness in IT Virtualization Environments
As IT organizations work to increase the flexibility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of their data centers, many have focused on server virtualization. These companies are also leveraging server virtualization as an important starting point for their journey to adopt cloud computing. However, server virtualization alone is not sufficient to help companies realize the full compliment of cloud computing benefits. In essence, to achieve a well-managed data center requires a more application centric approach. One way to ensure that the end user is supported as part of the virtualization strategy is to make the resource allocation process application aware.