Protecting Mission Critical Workloads

The wide-scale embracement of virtualization still has not convinced some companies to run their mission-critical workloads in this manner. To ensure mission-critical workloads are available in a virtualized data center demands meticulous attention to application performance requirements, resource utilization, and other technical characteristics. Before running these applications in a highly virtualized environment, organizations should use performance and cost-analysis tools to evaluate whether they are proper candidates for virtualization. Information from such tools is needed in order to properly identify workload candidates for virtualization, manage their moves effectively, ensure resilience and preserve continuity.