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With virtual infrastructures becoming prevalent in production environments and often supporting critical business services, the second phase of virtualization is here. In Virtualization 2.0, it's all about manageability. The shifting emphasis to business service management rather than just virtual machine management means that it is no longer sufficient to simply monitor the uptime or resource usage of virtual machines and servers and believe that the entire IT infrastructure is working well. This article highlights the key challenges that virtualization administrators and architects face in Virtualization 2.0, and defines the core functionality that any Virtualization 2.0 monitoring and management solution must possess. The first phase of virtualization, Virtualization 1.0, involved the use of virtual infrastructures primarily in staging and development environments. ... (more)

VDI Success ‒ The Role of Performance Assurance in VDI Deployments

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been a hot topic for years - and every year one expert or another makes a claim that this will be the year of VDI. Finally, 2013 may be the year that VDI goes mainstream. We're seeing the cost of VDI implementation come down to being roughly comparable to the cost of managing PC endpoints. Many organizations are starting to move from pilot to production. While the pilots worked fine, many organizations are finding that VDI projects fail in the rollout phase due to performance and poor user experience issues. One of the key reasons for thi... (more)

Performance Management in Virtualized Environments

Virtualization technologies have changed the ground rules on monitoring and managing your IT services. Most of us in the IT operations world tend to focus on the nuts and bolts of the infrastructure - our key concerns are: How hot are my Linux servers? How many IOPS are happening to the disks? Is Active Directory working? Is DNS working, etc.? On the other hand, end users are focused on the business services that they are accessing. After all, that's what they see and care about to get their jobs done. So a user complaint always relates to the service - bill payment is not work... (more)