Managing a virtualized environment to achieve agility, flexibility and availability, without losing control, requires solutions designed specifically for dynamic virtualized and cloud environments. Virtualization and cloud management solutions provide increased levels of automation and policy-based service assurance at every layer of a modern IT architecture. This automated, intelligent, policy-driven management is an intrinsic part of introducing high service levels to the business, while keeping costs and complexity under control.
With the move to cloud computing challenges such as expanding virtualized infrastructure, virtual servers and the complexity of virtualized applications, are always on the rise. Traditional tools and processes designed for siloed, static physical infrastructures don’t provide the automation and control needed to effectively manage highly virtualized and private cloud environments.
Management Mastery Challenges
A major challenge which virtualization admins face is understanding complex virtual infrastructures. They are more complex than tradition physical server data centers with advanced features that require knowledge to manage. A prime example of this is memory allocation. When memory isn’t being utilized by a virtual machine that memory, can be used elsewhere. On the flipside however, over-allocation can result in poor performance.
Another performance challenge is that most traditional physical server administration tools just don’t understand the virtual infrastructure. The relationship between virtual guest machines and physical host servers gets confused. As a result, performance data isn’t precise and that is why you need performance and capacity tools that understand virtual infrastructure.
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