Date Added: Aug 2009
The allure of virtualization is clear. For the business, it means faster time-to-market for new technology?enabled services and a strong foundation for new strategic initiatives, such as green technology and cloud computing. For technology organizations, virtualization promises faster server provisioning, increased hardware utilization, and lower costs for Disaster Recovery (DR). But there is a catch - organizations with multiple years of virtualization experience have found that initial gains from virtualization have led to cost increases elsewhere in the longer run. Here is why - virtualized environments are a great deal more complex and mobile than their physical counterparts. When these factors are not taken into account, it becomes much harder to discover, provision, monitor, manage, and enforce compliance in virtual environments.