Improving server management with virtualization

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About Improving server management with virtualization

To ease server administration burdens and streamline data center management, virtualization management tools for server workload balancing, capacity planning, live migration of virtual machines, automated server provisioning, configuration management databases (CMDBs) to track change, and more have become key to using virtualization to improve data center operational efficiency, free virtualization staff for more strategic tasks and more. But as with all tools, you can't reap the benefits of simplified management without understanding how they interact with virtualized environment, the cost benefits of these tools and the complexity involved in choosing one virtual management tool over another. This section offers news and advice on managing data center infrastructure and managing physical and virtual servers with virtualization management tools. It compares tool providers' products on the basis of performance, ease of use, reliability, cost and suitability for various virtualized environments. If you're looking to evaluate virtualization management providers, learn about the latest management tools or find out how to eke the maximum benefit from your virtualized data center, check out the resources in this section.