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5 virtualization management tips to live by

Kevin Fogarty, CIO | April 28, 2011
Neither cloud computing nor virtual servers were intended as agents that would change traditional IT organizations, says Rachel Dines, a researcher at Forrester Research who specializes in IT infrastructure and management. But IT organization and management issues are turning out to be nearly as important as the technology itself to making large-scale virtual-server migrations effective.

"Trying to get to cloud, there's a whole implementation layer -- self-service functions, portals, resource-consumption trackers, chargeback to users that's based on consumption rather that the number of servers -- there is a lot of automation technology required to manage the whole thing effectively," Gillett says.


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