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Virtualized Data Centers poorly managed

And were the datacenters before managed perfectly? C'mon!

A study published by Lighthouse Research found that although 45pc of respondents have implemented virtualisation technology, few are using automated management tools to improve efficiency and resource utilisation in the data centre. The study surveyed 411 enterprise data centre decision makers.

The study, sponsored by Novell, shows that as organisations move to adopt server virtualisation, the main challenges they face include lack of expertise, difficulty managing virtual servers and having a single point of failure. This is compounded by the fact that 61 percent of participants reported they either manually track or do not track server resource consumption, and 79 percent of respondents report they either manually manage or do not manage the reallocation of server workloads based on available resources.

However, the study found there was a growing trend towards adopting more automated management techniques. Some 72pc of respondents intend to implement automated software patching and updates in the next two years. Some 75pc also intend to increase the efficiency of their data centre by using automated server monitoring to combat the management complications exacerbated by virtualisation technology.


Get yourself certified while adopting virtualization, I can't imagine that you guys did that without enabling your administrators, I am doing it on the double, even before the enterprize got virtualized.

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