Roadblocks to Optimizing VMware Environments: Time, Tools, and Strategy

Survey shows Optimizing VMware has challenges.When virtual computing first became popular, it was primarily used for non-business critical applications in pre-production environments, while critical applications were kept on physical servers. However, IT has warmed up to virtualization, recognizing the many benefits (reduced cost, increased agility, etc.) and moving more business-critical and database applications into virtual environments. A recent survey conducted by SIOS Technology Corp. of 518 IT professionals found that 81 percent of respondents are now running their business-critical applications, including SQL Server, Oracle, or SAP, in their VMware environments.


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