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This article is part of the Vol. 9 Num. 10 February 2011 issue of Storage Products of the Year 2010
A recent survey shows the sharp contrast between the benefits associated with server virtualization projects depending on the age and size of the deployment. While server virtualization is common, IT organizations often struggle with backup challenges and suffer real setbacks when it comes to transitioning from a physical to a virtual environment. As organizations move from using server virtualization in test and development to actual production environments, data protection becomes a critical priority. Among other things, organizations are grappling with completing backups for newly virtualized machines that are provisioned without backup policies. The other side of the coin is the list of benefits -- improved app provisioning, availability and recovery processes -- associated with server virtualization that are all closely tied to how much experience an IT team has with the technology. Identifying virtualization maturity: Laggards, followers and leaders Looking at some key characteristics, or key performance indicators, ESG developed a segmentation model ... Access >>>
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