Virtualization is growing among IT sectors and it would be useful to provide some key points when implementing virtualization in the corporate servers. We have published several articles on Virtualization. One basic question that is been searched by the visitors is still not answered : where from to start the implementation.
The purpose of this article is quite clear, we will provide some tips to start implementing Virtualization.
Understanding virtualization as a whole
As we have said about Cloud Computing, it is true for Virtualization as well, before implementing virtualization, executives need to assess whether the technology will provide a reasonable return on investment. In short, the point Return of Investment (ROI) must be thought of.
Understand the Licensing model those are needed for Virtualization
We already published an article on Virtualization Software for Server, Workstation and Desktop. It is very important to understand which Software and which Licencing model is best suitable for your purpose.
Planning and understanding the possible negative impact after deployment of Virtualization
As a rule of thumb, implementing a new system needs in any filed to needs resources. This is true in case of implementation of Virtualization as well. Resource is typically described as combination of Man, Management and Money.
Negative impact after implementation of Virtualization might be among calculated risks or added. May be phase wise implementation or pilot project can eliminate the risks.
Conclusion on Where from to Start Virtualization
Despite many benefits of virtualization, it is important to realize that there are risks associated with this technology. After implementation, it is essential to manage the situation, so that virtualization can be implemented without affecting the productivity.
It is very important to understand, we are implementing virtualization to increase the productivity and revenue. The initial cost might be high, but the carrying cost should not be higher than where from we started, otherwise using virtualization becomes meaningless.