Server virtualization management has become vital for modern enterprises. Virtual servers now outnumber physical servers in most companies and this trend shows no signs of stopping. IT administrators require tools to manage and monitor their virtual infrastructure. While a server virtualization management tool is essential, it presents critical decisions for the IT administrators responsible for purchasing them. The virtualization systems software market includes both platform and third-party management vendors. A variety of choices in software is necessary, as maintaining a virtual environment is a large task. Even in smaller infrastructures, there's a lot of activity occurring that workers need to keep tabs on.
Virtualization management software is designed to provide organizations with a company-wide view of what's happening in all of their virtual servers. All companies, no matter the size and complexity of their infrastructure, need a virtualization management tool to help manage and monitor their growing virtual environments.
Selecting the right virtualization management tool for your company is important not just to manage your virtual environment effectively, but also to protect your enterprise from unnecessary licensing fees and functionality issues. Administrators must take into account several factors when making this purchasing decision. How big and fast-growing is your virtualization infrastructure? What software is currently being used? Can your enterprise afford to license a virtualization management product? If so, how much can you afford? What features and capabilities are most needed for your company? Miscalculating any of these essential criterions can put your virtualization system -- and company -- in a tough spot, since it will hinder the ability to keep up with growing virtualization demands.
This product guide will help buyers navigate the hodgepodge of virtualization management products to pinpoint what features their virtual environment needs the most and decide which software will be the most beneficial for their system.
Diving into virtualization systems management tools and their function
Read as expert Brien Posey details how server virtualization management evolved and how it is essential for modern IT infrastructures no matter their size and complexity.
Expert Brien Posey discusses what virtualization systems management is used for and how it can help organizations with large and complex infrastructures. Continue Reading
2Do I need?-
Seven ways that server virtualization management tools would benefit your company.
Server virtualization software offerings are abundant and extensive. Find out what factors to consider when deciding whether your IT infrastructure really needs these tools.
Expert Brien Posey discusses seven factors to consider when deciding whether or not server virtualization management software would be beneficial for your company. Continue Reading
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3How to Buy?-
Purchasing virtualization systems management software and the most important factors to consider
Selecting the right server virtualization management tool is vital to manage and monitor your IT infrastructure. Discover what considerations to take into account during your buying decision process.
Looking to buy a virtualization management tool? Expert Brien Posey details what criteria to consider so you choose the most effective product for your company. Continue Reading
4Which should I buy?-
Which server virtualization management tool would be the most beneficial for your enterprise?
With the vast amount of purchasing options available for virtualization systems management software, buyers must figure out which one of these tools is the most fitting for their enterprise. Read as expert Brien Posey discusses the different products available and virtual environments they would best be suited for.
Read as expert Brien Posey details what server virtualization management software package would benefit your organization the most according to key criteria. Continue Reading
5Top product overviews-
In-depth looks at the top server virtualization management software
Now that you know what you need and the features to look for in server virtualization management software, take a look at these product overviews by expert Brien Posey. These articles provide an in-depth look at the virtualization systems software products discussed in section four.
Turbonomic -- formally known as VMTurbo Operations Manager -- is a multi-platform virtualization management and monitoring tool that supports Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, Red Hat Linux and Citrix. Continue Reading
Embotics vCommander is a private cloud and virtualization management service that's compatible with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments, as well as a variety of cloud providers. Continue Reading
Read as expert Brien Posey explains SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, a virtualization management and monitoring tool for data centers running VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Continue Reading
WhatsUp Gold Virtualization Monitoring is a virtualization management tool for VMware based environments. Learn about its main features and what it can do for your enterprise. Continue Reading
XenServer Virtualization is a management tool for Citrix environments. The main features of this tool allow IT managers to better oversee their infrastructures. Continue Reading
Splunk Virtualization Monitoring is a multi-platform virtualization monitoring solution that supports Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments. Continue Reading
5nine Manager for Hyper-V is a virtualization management solution for environments running the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. It is has both a free-to-use and a paid version. Continue Reading
Dell Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition is a virtualization management and monitoring tool for data centers running VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. Continue Reading
VMware vCenter Server is vSphere's centralized management tool that enables organizations to monitor their virtualization environment through numerous capabilities and features. Continue Reading
Find out everything you need to know about Microsoft System Center 2012 R2, an enterprise system management tool that contains multiple modules to help monitor infrastructures. Continue Reading