Virtualization: Virtual, Cloud Workload Management: 10 Clues It's Time for a System Overhaul

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-09-18 Print this article Print
Troubleshooting Not Embedded

Troubleshooting Not Embedded

Your system identifies potential performance degradation problems, but leaves the troubleshooting and remediation to you.
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.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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