VMware Virtual Infrastructure Saves Monster From Horrors of Server Sprawl
Monster.com is the 14th most visited site on the Internet, with over one million job postings and 28 million unique visitors each month (according to comScore Media Metrix). Monster.com needed separate QA environments for each different product running at the same time. That entailed about 30 servers for each QA environment. The maximum CPU utilization was three percent. It made it a prime candidate for virtualization. After researching their options, McCarthy and his team found that the VMware GSX Server would meet Monster's needs, enabling them to do a direct IP migration of each physical server onto a virtual machine, and keep multiple virtual machines on each physical server.