Twelve Virtualization Myths Debunked - Slide 6

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Management complication myth: Virtualization makes system and network management control complicated.

Virtual solutions are easier to manage than physical implementations. A management interface is typically standard with any of the virtual platforms. From that interface, a manager or administrator can view the virtual system consoles, create backups, shutdown or reboot one or more of the virtual systems, change hardware and fully manage each of the different operating systems running in virtual mode.

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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