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5 ways to screw up Virtualization



This is better article than some plain "Virtualization is good" or "Virtualization is bad". How can you mess up Virtualization or any other breakthrough technology for that matter.

Too much , too soon
Ignore security
Failing to utilize it to its full power
Ignoring the departmental politics
Not understanding the license well enough

Not my words but coming from this article from ComputerWorld.

As the number of virtual machines climbs from dozens to hundreds, or thousands, tracking what you have becomes challenging. "It's easy to lose track of what's out there in the virtual world," because there are no physical machines to see or serial numbers to record, says David Rossi, managing partner at Sapien LLC, an application service provider in Morristown, N.J. that runs its operations on virtual servers. "The cataloging and administration of that is one of the ‘gotchas,' he says.


You'll lose the TCO and ROI advantage way too soon. And it really doesn't matter if its the cheaper XenSource or the license trap of VMware. The trap and price are all decided and ignored at your end, not the supplier.

Good read.

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