Open IT Forum: What is the most important component of a virtualization strategy?

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Whether you're deploying a virtualization strategy or it's only a minor blip on your radar, what would you say is the most important component of a virtualization strategy? Share your thoughts and experiences, and we'll share 50 knowledge points!
ASKED: April 20, 2011  5:39 PM
UPDATED: April 15, 2012  3:35 PM

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  • IceCubbe
    I will say the most important component will be the Storage used!
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Virtualization strategy depends on some things.... on ability to firmly deliver business deals to users’ applications at same / better to adopt the services & availability in the newly virtualized paradigm. To instill confidence on the part of the business side users, consider their applications can perform as required. And other thing is, which is most important, import the ability to transform business governs & operates the infrastructure in the newly virtualized paradigm, including new softwares/ tools, trained people for processes and skills etc. It is necessary to find out the people within the organization, who are close related regarding this and if possible arrange for training for the same. Remember, it is not an easy task. About one and half year ago, my company started to virtualize and adopted new technologies. And luckily, I was in the same process. And still it is going on. First. determine, if the company has the same ability ! Is there plenty of infrastructures for the same. How many people are there to accept these new ones. And not only that, cost is the most important factor regarding this issue. Link here, to know for Microsoft recommends for the same.
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  • B4noesis
    The most important feature of any Virtualization program is OS resources freed and security of stored data. If the virtual program gobbles OS resources to operate in tandem, is there an actual benefit? Additionally, virtual storage is not an exact depiction. Data is stored in a database that belongs to another. Who then is the lawful owner and what rights are compromised?
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