Virtualization: Virtual, Cloud Workload Management: 10 Clues It's Time for a System Overhaul
With the continued evolution of virtualized IT systems, the computer industry has made great strides in IT service delivery in the data center. Yet, the same claim can't be made in the management realm because most infrastructure and operations teams tend to cling to traditional or antiquated approaches to workload management that cannot scale to meet the increasing ebb-and-flow demands of virtual data centers. The impact? Stalled virtualization initiatives, higher costs and overburdened operational teams, to name a few. To keep pace with virtualization's evolution, most enterprises at some point will need to implement a new approach to IT management. With the ever-changing environment that is virtualization, enterprises will need to employ a workload management package that enables automation of configurations and workload placement to ensure performance in the most efficient way. The result will be reduced risk, maximized infrastructure investment as well as the elimination of manual and time-consuming operator intervention, which helps big-time on the bottom line. Our main resource for this slideshow is Shmuel Kliger, CTO and founder of VMTurbo, based in Burlington, Mass., which focuses on tools for preventing cloud system problems. Here are 10 tips that show you need an alternative to your current virtual and cloud workload management system.