The Server Virtualization Advisory Board consists of systems administrators and consultants who specialize in server virtualization technology.
These experts will help us focus our news coverage and expert tips on the topics that are most important to you, our readers. And every month, members of the Server Virtualization Advisory Board will weigh in on a hot topic in the market.
Take a few minutes to meet the members of the Server Virtualization Advisory Board, and check out their takes on the questions below.
Table of contents:
This month's advisory board question
How do you know if your business needs to build a private cloud?
The cloud is now a well-known buzzword even outside of IT circles, and vendors continue to hype their cloud management tools. A private cloud deployment may seem inevitable to many admins managing virtual data centers. Before you rush into any decisions, read what our Advisory Board has to say about which organizations stand to benefit from a private cloud.
Advisory board members
Previous advisory board questions
The future of data centers: Software-defined, or not?
The idea of delivering a virtual infrastructure as a service has gained traction of late, partly due to emphasis from vendors; but are software-defined data centers here to stay? We asked Advisory Board members what the term means to them, and how the trend will affect data centers around the world.
It's a growing trend, but are multiple hypervisors the right answer?
Regardless of the reasons behind multi-hypervisor deployment, vendors and IT pros alike are recognizing it as an industry trend. But is this trend merely a flash-in-the-pan, or should you seriously consider this structure for your data center? We asked our Advisory Board for their two cents.
Balancing disaster recovery costs in a virtualized world
You want to protect workloads from outages and system failures, but adequate disaster recovery can add up to a significant portion of your budget. How do you justify the spending and assign a monetary value to your data? Our Advisory Board offers advice on approaching virtualization disaster recovery costs.
Server virtualization trends and predictions to watch for in 2013
Is 2013 the year of the software-defined data center? What about virtual desktop infrastructure? Undoubtedly we’ll see more vendor competition -- or will we? Our Advisory Board played the role of oracle and gave us their virtualization predictions for the coming year.
Room for improvement: Where virtualization vendors are falling short
The numerous hypervisor upgrades and new releases this past year have addressed many of IT's gripes, but they still leave something to be desired. Given the nature of the technology, there will always be areas for growth and improvement; nevertheless, we asked our Advisory Board to tell us what's on their virtualization wish lists.