Virtualization Best Practices
There is a lot of hype around virtualization. One common virtualization goal is to improve the way in which IT manages its resources. This may take the form of increased peak capacity, improved resilience, reduced configuration costs, and reduced configuration management errors. One or more of these goals is often attainable. Perceived virtualization savings may also take the form of reducing the amount of hardware that IT purchases or manages. Although there may be some debate as to how (and why) hardware reduction should be done, there is little doubt that virtualization has value and is most definitely here to stay.