Virtualization: Sprawling servers need a whole new level of control
There’s a growing problem in data centers: server sprawl. And it could get worse.
IDC analysts recently named server sprawl one of the most important trends affecting data centers in its December 2007 report, Worldwide Enterprise Server 2008 Top 10 Predictions.
It’s not just the number of physical machines that’s growing. Virtual machines are proliferating, too, creating virtual sprawl.
But IDC predicts that as sprawl “begins to impact daily operations, customers will begin to demand easy-to-use management consoles.”1 And already, new tools are emerging that could change the field of server management and help you transform your data center into one that more effectively supports your business initiatives.
But new tools are emerging that could help contain sprawl and ease server management. These tools can provide an integrated solution to visualize, plan and change physical and virtual resources using a single tool. By streamlining the management of all servers, it helps you adapt your infrastructure as your company grows and to reduce operational costs.
ESG can help you worry less about whether a server is physical or virtual
Just one example of these emerging tools is Akorri BalancePoint. BalancePoint helps VMware customers fix performance issues, avoid future problems, and optimize server and storage capacity. BalancePoint provides visibility into the root cause of performance issues through deep drill down into server and storage resources, and the ability to understand both server and storage virtualization. This enables IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity to meet service leveives at the lowest possible cost.
ESG offers services to assist companies throughout the data center lifecycle from determining virtual infrastructure strategy to designing and implementing solutions to ongoing operations support and continual improvement.
Our virtualzation specialists can introduce you to the latest management solutions available from our strategic vendor partners. This means you can worry less about whether a server is physical or virtual, and more about how it can be managed more efficiently to support your business. And more efficient management is one step in transforming your data center into a truly adaptive infrastructure.
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