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5 Virtualization no-brainers

Robert L. Scheier writes about some no-brainers for newbies. Although some interesting pointers about how managers fumble and made mistakes.

Tell that to manager of network operations Thomas Williamson, who purchased VMware ESX to virtualize 25 servers at the Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He wasn't aware that he could also virtualize the storage for those virtual machines. It was only after purchasing a 4TB Dell/EMC CX300 SAN (storage area network) that he learned from a user's group about DataCore Software Corp.'s SANmelody storage and virtualization management software.

I must say that this happens in organizations who have no view of "aligning new technologies with existing ones", who seriously lack vision and are committing serious mistakes, some irreversible ones too, before realizing that they were better off inviting their own administrators to the show! Anyways these may sound like yawners to those who have been following the virtualization arena; making a lot of calls to see if peers are doing well; or simply being agile and watchful to these new trends, but they definitely are important issues for managers, and as infrastructure manager you can count yourself in too, who want to deploy virtualization into their organization.

My pointers:
  • Chalk out several plans: Ask every involved member to work on a plan and then merge them together, or pick the best one.
  • Discuss and engage in serious result-oriented dialog
  • Discuss externally
  • Prepare for Change and Transition
These are far more important issues. Remember people fail people, technology is just a tool!

Interesting read this.


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