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How virtualization drives business application updates
This article is part of the Virtual Data Center issue of September 2010, Vol. 26
If you ask IT professionals about their jobs, you'll probably hear tales of server problems, network limitations and storage shortages. But in the midst of all that activity, you'll rarely hear an IT professional talk about the business applications that allow a company to function and generate revenue from day to day—or the application updates the data center might need. Application development needs the same consideration and attention as any hardware platform and should be evolving and improving as business needs and the data center environment allows. When new platforms or technologies appear, such as virtualization, administrators must consider the impact on business applications and drive the application development efforts that will keep their businesses competitive. Virtualization’s effect on apps: Resource efficiency Let's be clear right from the start—the introduction of virtualization in an enterprise does not automatically obligate any business application updates. One of the principal benefits of virtualization is ...
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