|All-in-One Guide: Virtualization|
|Chapter One: What is Virtualization?
At the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Gartner Inc. vice president John Enck called virtualization a "megatrend," and said it doesn't really matter what kind of server you run it on, as long as you're running it.
While they're similar, these two approaches are also fundamentally different. Managers need to explore how to use both if they want to end server sprawl.
Try to sell most data center managers on the real joys of virtualization, and you'll find yourself preaching to the choir. Most know the benefits -- consolidation, flexibility and increased utilization. But some managers might not know that they have some big decisions to make about the future of their virtual environments.