How to Effectively Support Applications and End Users in Virtualization Initiatives While Avoiding Hidden Costs

Virtualization balances the often underutilized physical machines by consolidating them into a single physical host that runs multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) sharing the four core resources-CPU, memory, disks and network cards-of one physical host, writes Quest Software's Scott Herold in the July e-edition of Database Trends and Applications. However, he notes, effectively managing applications that leverage a virtual infrastructure can be an elusive goal.

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