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‘Tis the Season to Give Virtual Thanks!
Since its inception, virtualization and supporting technologies have come a long way. Virtualization has evolved into a necessity for companies of all sizes, promising benefits like cost savings, increased performance and better availability of critical applications. Today, IT administrators are equipped with the tools they need to do their jobs better, smarter and faster. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we thought it’d be fun to list out the top 3 things we think virtualization administrators will be giving thanks for this year. So sit down with a slice (or 2) of pumpkin pie and enjoy!
When it comes to virtualization, we are definitely NOT operating within a “one size fits all” mantra; the environment must be tailored to specific organizational needs and requirements. What’s the point of virtualizing an environment if it’s not going to operate at top-level efficiency? Tips like “Build vSphere clusters without reserves” or “Leave your VMs Powered On” help us approach our virtual environments from the right direction.
Last week’s webcast, “Best Practices: Managing Virtual Infrastructure Health and Performance” talked about the lack of visibility IT admins deal with when it comes to infrastructure performance. Visibility alone still leaves you with a burden of tasks to complete. Thankfully, there are things that can be done to achieve optimal performance and tools that can be deployed to manage complex virtual environments.
Automation is the IT gift that keeps on giving; not only does it save time, but it also eliminates the need for attention spent on manual and repetitive tasks. Automating processes within a virtual environment helps prevent additional time from being spent on VM configuration and control, IT staff resources from being bogged down and cost efficiencies from being drained. Now that you’ve got leftover time in your day from automating all those processes, why don’t you check out our webcast, “Top Ten Virtualization Automation Tips for Infrastructure and Operations Administrators” here.
Happy Thanksgiving! Let us know what you are thankful for in the comments below.