Twelve Virtualization Myths Debunked - Slide 10

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Recovery myth: Virtual machines take longer to backup and recover.

Any good backup and recovery plan depends on the people who are applying the plan, virtual or physical. Recovery or restoration methods for virtual systems offer quick recovery times when compared to even the fastest tape-based systems. Too often, physical systems need a complete operating system reinstallation followed by restoring the applications. These procedures can literally take hours. On the other hand, virtual machine recovery is simple. It only requires replacing any faulty virtual disk files with working files. Restoring service can happen in as little as a few minutes.

Virtualization, one of the fastest growing trends in IT, lets any organization run multiple server functions on a single computer. Virtualization also makes it easier to start up new server emulations quickly. In case of failure, organizations can move server functions to new computers without interrupting service. Beyond saving a lot of money on large sites, virtualization is also moving to PC networks and serves as a foundation for cloud computing. Many myths surround virtualization. Some started when past limitations still existed. Other myths get started and spread by those who have separate agendas or those who have a limited understanding of virtualization. Here are some of the most common myths, identified by Global Knowledge.

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