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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.
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.
October 30, 2006
Chris Wolf, instructor at ECPI Technical College and virtualization expert presented at the Data Center Decisions conference last week in Chicago. SearchDatacenter.com caught up with Wolf prior to the event for a Q&A on his topic, server ...
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Guest security relies not only on a series of tools and best practices, but also on a security mindset that starts with endpoint hardening and follows the deployment of every VM. Continue Reading
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
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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
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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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Organizations can correct common problems with virtualization, such as VM sprawl and network congestion, through business policies rather than purchasing additional technology. Continue Reading
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