Virtualization Technology: 10 Things You Should Know Before VMs Take Over Your Data Center
The tech equivalent of urban sprawl is virtual machine sprawl. As cloud computing begins to get a real, day-to-day foothold in enterprise IT systems, ad hoc cloud services are being deployed more and more frequently for short-term results. Many times these are used by employees without company sanction to get a short-term result, and the services are kept around longer than is necessary. Without a comprehensive strategy or formal program in place and without anyone having a handle on what exactly is going on or where corporate data resides, this can lead to big problems. In this slide show, Accenture's Chief Technology Architect, Paul Daugherty, shows how this sprawl takes root and what a CIO or data center managers can do to ward off these potential problems.