Virtualization

Virtualization Is Not a Silver Bullet: Why and How Virtualization Needs to Be Managed

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Executive Summary

Virtualization is an important technology. It was introduced to the IT market at the right time, when "off the shelf servers provide far more computer power than the majority of applications need. Moore's Law had run rampant for decades, doubling the capacity and speed of the average server every 18 months. So the time finally arrived when there was a major imbalance between the workload that the typical application presented and the computer power that the typical low-end server provided. Virtualization technology appeared magically, right on cue, when it could be put to excellent use.

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