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Digging into virtual management tools
Data center managers need some help managing the growing number of virtual machines across the enterprise. In Volume 11 of Virtual Data Center, Stephen J. Bigelow describes how to select the best automation, monitoring and management tools for your environment. Have you wrapped up your latest virtualization project? Get advice from Eric Siebert on what to do to keep your virtual environment operating at peak efficiency. Also, learn how to get started on building an internal cloud from Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf.
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Virtual infrastructure management gets more complicated as virtualization proliferates. VM sprawl and security pose some of the biggest management challenges.
Physical server virtualization isn't the end of a virtualization project. These eight critical postvirtualization tasks, including host server patching, monitoring virtual machine sprawl and exploring backup options, can help to ensure an efficient, healthy and secure virtual environment. An expert explores these tasks in this tip.
Internal cloud architecture is the best way to grow IT while maintaining a flat budget. Expert Chris Wolf explains the impact of cloud computing and how to approach setting up an internal cloud.