Date Added: Jun 2010
Few solutions are as revolutionary for the data center manager as server virtualization. Yet it complicates major process and management functions. Therefore, a close examination of how to effectively manage the infrastructure after deployment can be just as important as the deployment itself. A unified, out-of-band approach, therefore, promises to render the virtual and physical layers truly transparent from a management perspective, freeing IT administrators from the complexities of the heterogeneous environment from which most complications originate. By aggregating management tools into a single, consolidated platform, access consolidation solutions serve a critical function in delivering on the true benefits promised by virtualization.