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Feb 26 2018   5:02PM GMT

VM sprawl

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


Virtualization sprawl is a phenomenon that occurs when the number of virtual machines (VMs) on a network reaches a point where the administrator can no longer manage them effectively. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“The great irony of virtualization sprawl is that it threatens the consolidation benefits that make virtualization attractive and cost-effective in the first place.” – Stephen J. Bigelow

Learning Center
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