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Looking up for success: Virtual management tools and the cloud
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This chapter is included in the From virtualization to the cloud E-Book.
This chapter explores virtual management tools available from major platforms that can streamline management and prepare virtual data centers for the cloud. Even if a data center is virtualized, it's not necessarily ready for the cloud. A good management strategy and the right management tools are essential in bringing a virtual environment to that next step. In this chapter, we learn about the latest virtual management tools which offer assistance with automation, self-service, security, monitoring, reporting, backups and more.