At the time of its conception, virtualisation was deemed to be the next logical step in the continuous evolution of networking. Networks would be smaller, faster and more intelligent. Physical assets would at last be used to their full potential with a more intelligent approach to networking. But has the theory really fitted in with reality? As the new technology has bedded in, traditional approaches to infrastructure operations management are simply incapable of keeping pace with the dynamic nature of today’s virtual environments.
If the era of the physical environment could be defined as one of inefficiency, how will the virtual environments of today be defined? Will we have learnt from our mistakes and moved onto highly efficient virtual environments or will we be standing at the edge of a virtual abyss dealing with similar problems? With virtualisation it was typical to see 80% of a company’s time spent identifying the root cause of a problem and 20% spent fixing it. These stats can’t be replicated in today’s virtual environments. It is vital that the virtualisation management tools of today help administrators steer clear of the pitfalls of the past.Read More