By Richard Whitehead
Richard is the head of Product Marketing for the System and Resource Management Business Unit.
As Justin said in his first blog, virtualization has a lot of promise in helping customers lower cost, reduce risk and align IT with business objectives. With virtualization comes new challenges. How do you manage the lifecycle of the virtual machines – from creation to retirement? What if you use more than one hyper-visor or operating system? How will I manage both the physical and virtual environment?
Virtualization is a critical technology that enables you to manage workloads and align IT with your business objectives. What is a workload? In short, a workload is the components that make up a specific business service. Some examples are e-mail, ERP, etc. You need the ability to manage the workload to deliver the best service to your end users and ultimately be the most competitive possible in your market. The only way to do this is to maximize the capabilities of your entire IT environment – working as one.
I invite you to learn more about our virtualization solutions and to come back to my next blog where I will be discussing more about workload management and what is possible with Novell.