Virtualization videocasts

This page offers a library of SearchServerVirtualization.com video interviews about the latest virtualization technologies, solutions for virtual environment management challenges and more.

Welcome to the SearchServerVirtualization.com video colletion. Below is a library of video interviews about the

latest virtualization technologies. Each videocast is concise, informative and short enough to watch on your lunch break.

   What IT managers don't know -- and should -- about virtualization
   The challenges of managing virtual machine environments
   Server consolidation via virtualization

VIrtualization Videocasts



Mark Bowker
What managers don't know -- and should -- about virtualization
Chris Wolf, Analyst, Burton Group

Join Burton Group virtualization expert Chris Wolf in this videocast and corresponding podcast in a Q&A session on host-based server virtualization and OS virtualization. Points to be discussed include: the strengths and weaknesses of these two architectures, what to expect in forthcoming virtualization products pertaining to performance, data protection, and availability enhancements, and more.

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Mark Bowker
The challenges of managing virtual machine environments
Chris Wolf, Analyst, Burton Group

While virtualization may decrease the number of physical servers an IT staff has to manage, it does not reduce the management skills required. Wolf offers advice on how to handle virtual machine (VM) data protection and other security issues, as well as hassles that could come up with managing VMs and networks. Other questions answered include what enterprise storage and data protection software vendors can do to ease VM data management, tools available to centrally mange multiple virtualization solutions, and challenges that exist with dynamic VM failover.

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Mark Bowker
Server consolidation via virtualization
Chris Wolf, Analyst, Burton Group

Virtualization is often the best vehicle for server consolidation. Join Burton Group analyst and IT book author Christ Wolf to learn when and why virtualization is right for server consolidation, and what to consider before undertaking this task. Topics include common mistakes made when planning virtualization deployments, when OS virtualization is a viable choice for consolidation, what server roles are best suited for virtualization, how to identify virtualization candidates and convert multipurpose servers to virtual machines, ideas on proposing a server consolidation via virtualization project to upper management, and tips on good methodologies for physical-to-virtual migrations.

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This was first published in October 2007

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