Best Practices: Managing Virtualized Environments
Virtually Available: Managing Application Security, Performance
Before virtualization, understanding the interdependencies in a typical network environment was a fairly straightforward exercise—device A connected with B connected with C. While the service provisioning and cost benefits of virtualization are undisputed, maintaining continuous visibility and control in a virtualized environment using traditional monitoring and management approaches is problematic at best. There are far too many blind spots to interdependencies that are shared among multiple critical applications; this is putting service delivery and security at risk.
While IT is not necessarily driving blind, many businesses have only one hand on the wheel.
In this InformationWeek Analytics report, we’ll offer a 10-step best practices approach that will get you started devising a plan to maintain application availability and performance in virtual environments.