“Mission-critical” means that reliability can’t be compromised. The applications on which business users rely every day to generate revenue, service clients and keep the company operating need to be as close to bulletproof as possible. In pursuing this, many IT departments are forced to over-invest in infrastructure, constraining budgets and making other investments impossible (or at least delaying them). Application virtualization can alleviate this problem, ensuring that Tier 1 applications remain sufficiently protected without creating a disproportionate burden on your IT budget.
Quite simply, application virtualization makes sure your applications come first – not your budget.
The issue of protecting the availability and performance of mission-critical applications comes down to resources – like just about everything else in your IT infrastructure. When utilization spikes, especially unexpectedly, what is the result? [Read more...]