Virtualization

Growing Pains With Virtual Machine Backups

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Executive Summary

Since then, Virtualization technology has exploded into the market place with increasingly more organizations migrating their physical servers onto a virtualization platform. Virtualization offers many benefits including less power and cooling requirements, better utilization of computing resources and an easier environment to manage. However, even as organizations have virtualized with problems solved and costs reduced, so too have new challenges emerged, specifically the issue of how to back t? consolidated server data. Backup combines the most I/O intensive application in the datacenter with the system least able to handle intensive I/O loads, namely virtual servers. This whitepaper looks at the growing pains that organizations have experienced searching for an effective and efficient backup solution for virtualized environments.

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