Richard Muirhead

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Today’s virtualized data center environment is like an F15 airplane – wonderfully flexible but at the same time dangerously unstable if not managed properly. The F15 is widely recognized as one of the most maneuverable fighter jets ever built. But flexibility comes at a price and the only way you can control it is by having very good computer systems supporting the pilot flying the plane. Similarly, the challenge of complexity is ever present in today’s IT environments and the drive toward virtualization is only increasing that challenge. But rather than being cowed by complexity, an enlightened IT organization takes control of it, using the latest tools and techniques – and that includes application dependency mapping. Server virtualization is great for the data center in so many ways that it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. It reduces hardware costs, makes ser... (more)