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July 25, 2012
On the surface, the future of virtualization is bright. But, as more workloads are virtualized, new and complex infrastructure problems arise.
December 23, 2010
Your virtualization implementation can grid to a halt without the proper planning and support. Luckily, there are ways to overcome these hurdles and get back on track.
November 18, 2010
VM sprawl is the result of irresponsible server provisioning, so you need to implement stringent resource-allocation policies.
August 28, 2009
Left unchecked, demand for virtual machines can quickly outstrip IT's ability to deliver and manage them.
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A zombie VM is a virtual machine that is created, often for a particular purpose, that is forgotten when it is no longer needed for that purpose. Continue Reading
VM sprawl plagues the virtualized environments of many organizations. The key to overcoming it is incorporating automation and orchestration in your sprawl management plan. Continue Reading
Constant refinements and upgrades can cause virtualization challenges -- such as VM sprawl -- but management tools can help smooth the process. Continue Reading
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Long-term virtual infrastructure health leads to business growth. To achieve this, you must master virtual machine capacity planning and troubleshooting techniques. Continue Reading
A well-run, uniform group of servers resembles a herd of cattle, not pampered pets. But a trucking fleet is better optimized for the diverse needs of varied applications. Continue Reading
Virtualization sprawl can wreak havoc on your infrastructure. Find out if you have the necessary knowledge and skills to eliminate sprawl with this quiz. Continue Reading
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VM tagging is an effective tactic for discovering and eliminating zombie VMs. Cut useless VMs, redundant data and confusing configurations to enable efficient resource consumption and limit VM sprawl. Continue Reading
Containers outperform virtual machines, but IT teams combine the virtualization technologies instead of choosing one over the other. With VM-hosted containers, disruptions decrease while capacity utilization increases. Continue Reading
Depending on workload and activity level, a virtual machine's required resources can fluctuate significantly. It's common to see admins overlook this and, as a result, VMs become overprovisioned. This can lead to poor performance and an unnecessary ... Continue Reading
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Having too many unnecessary VMs on a network strains CPU, memory and storage resources. It's up to the virtualization administrator to create a VM sprawl management plan. Continue Reading
Virtualization sprawl is the result of careless resource provisioning, and it can waste valuable computing resources, but, with the right tactics, it's possible to control VM sprawl. Continue Reading
The creation of too many VMs and the continued existence of unused VMs plague modern IT infrastructure. This three-part guide looks at the ongoing battle against virtual machine sprawl, with a focus on strategies and tools for tracking VM lifecycles... Continue Reading