Data Centers

Protecting Mission-Critical Workloads With VMware Fault Tolerance

Date Added: May 2009
Format: PDF

As server virtualization becomes commonplace in the enterprise, IT organizations are growing increasingly reliant on the associated virtualization benefits: higher server consolidation ratios, better resource utilization, lower power consumption, greater workload mobility via technologies such as VMotion, and the general ease of system management. However, improved resource utilization and higher consolidation ratios also introduce new availability requirements to virtualized environments. As more business-critical workloads are deployed in virtual machines, a catastrophic failure of a single physical server might lead to an interruption of a large number of services.