Maintaining the Health of Your Virtual Network
"Mobility of VMs, easier replication for disaster recovery, and faster restore capabilities will require that the network is kept in tip-top shape.”
We can't stress this enough, keeping your network healthy is vital to getting the most value from your server virtualization investment. Read this VMware-commissioned white paper that has deep relevance for your own strategy:
- First and foremost, think of virtualization as a strategy rather than a technology. It’s not like upgrading to the latest server architecture—instead, deploying server virtualization offers a new way of thinking about IT resources and business process.
- Optimize your environment before virtualizing…consider the applications/data that need to be available and protected the most, those you could live without for a day and those you might actually want to archive.
- Be aware of the impact that virtualization can have on servers, networks, storage, and staff.