Getting Virtualization Right: Understanding the Totality of the Move to Virtual Machines and Infrastructure

Virtualization has gone way past the point of pilot projects and limited scope implementations. Virtualization is driving cloud migration. The moment has arrived to focus on a thorough, optimal approach to virtualization. Getting virtualization right, however, involves overcoming a number of interlocking challenges related to hardware and software. The choice of server platform is critical in ensuring a successful virtualization outcome on several levels, including memory, processing performance, network/processor connections, server density, energy consumption and cooling factors. This paper will discuss the totality of the move to virtualization across three use cases: business agility, consolidation, and business continuity.

Sponsor: AMD