Date Added: Jan 2010
Adopting virtualization is both easy and tough. Easy, in the sense that the initial virtualization exercise can be carried out with the existing hardware (and, of course, with a little bit of change). Tough, in the sense that it is time consuming, involves heavy capital investment upfront, and also needs skill enhancement for the administrators and the support team to manage and maintain the virtual environments. It is recommnded that as a first step of any virtualization exercise a proper assessment and analysis should be done, a roadmap created, and a strategy defined. This is very critical to put the exercise on a path to success.