Date Added: Jan 2011
An Adaptive Computing design uses virtualization, monitoring and traffic management together to build a new environment for the applications - an environment that works with the applications to ensure that they meet the needs of any business. Server Virtualization has dramatically changed the landscape in the datacenter. Organizations are consolidating workloads from underutilized servers and are seeing large reductions in datacenter space, power, cooling and administration. However, server consolidation is just the beginning of what can be achieved using virtualization technologies. Virtualization unleashes applications and compute workloads, breaking the ties that hold them to physical servers. This new-found freedom makes possible an entirely new datacenter architecture where the hardware serves the applications and the applications serve the business, rather than the other way round.