Virtualization for Consolidation and Optimization of System Resources
Source: Kusnetzky Group
Organizations have many goals in mind when selecting virtualization technology. Depending upon the organization's goal, different layers of virtualization technology present the best solution. Here's a quick review of goals some organizations have for creating a virtualized environment: agility - optimize use of systems, deal with a rapidly changing environment, reduce time and complexity of installation. Availability or reliability - keeping applications and services online and available in order to avoid the costs of downtime. Consolidation - merging applications or services onto a small number of systems to avoid the costs due to hardware and maintenance of hardware.