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In many ways, virtualization has transformed IT departments. It saves money by eliminating hardware costs, boosts scalability and elasticity, and has made building a high-performance data center fast and easy. However, it's not without its flaws, and chief among them is virtualization sprawl, also known as VM sprawl.
Like an invasive plant growing unchecked in a fragile ecosystem, VM sprawl runs rampant in many a virtual infrastructure, reducing its efficiency over time. The best way to protect your data center from sprawl is to nip it in the bud as soon as possible.
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