Power Management for Server Virtualization

Server virtualization empowers businesses to lower hardware spending, simplify administration and boost availability. It's no surprise, then, that nearly 80 percent of server workloads supported by x86 hardware will be running on Virtual Machines (VMs) by 2016, according to analyst firm Gartner Inc. For IT and facilities managers, however, server virtualization introduces both challenges and opportunities. In particular, while it makes preventing downtime during utility failures dramatically easier, provided the user data center is equipped with the proper power management software, it also adds new complexities to the demands of avoiding data loss during electrical outages when shutting down servers is unavoidable.

Provided by: VMW Games Topic: Software Date Added: Apr 2012 Format: PDF

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