May 24 2010

More Tips For Virtualization

  1. Make use of user groups for storage and server virtualization products that interest you.
  2. Note which machines are coming out of warranty or when you expect to reach storage capacity: either scenario may offer a natural point at which to weigh a storage infrastructure overhaul.
  3. Remember that the number of virtual machines projected per server will shift based on how they are used in real time and changes manufacturers make to products.
  4. Pinpoint servers running little-used applications. These are the natural candidates for starting your server virtualization project.
  5. As you weigh distributed versus centralized storage, consider the extent to which units across campus have the resources or inclination to use storage efficiently.