#VIRTUALIZATION MAKES #DR EASIER, EXCEPT WHEN IT MAKES IT HARDER
- Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:02
- Written by Mike McClain, Web Editor
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last half-decade, you know that virtualization is changing the landscape of IT and data centers. In terms of financial impact, virtualization untethers applications from physical servers, creating valuable savings. In terms of disaster recovery impact, virtualization makes recovering applications easier – MUCH easier. It’s as easy as copying a file to a computer and running it. Here’s the kicker: the world is not 100% virtualized yet. Data centers are becoming increasingly virtualized, but most data centers today are still some part physical and some part virtual. That is to say, they are “hybrid” environments (to support my point, Gartner told us in a recent inquiry that they estimate 50% of all workloads today to be running on virtual machines). That means, 50% are not.
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