The Virtual Enterprise

The cover story in Oracle Magazine's July/Aug. issue, "The Virtual Enterprise", is of course focused on Virtualization! It gives a comprehensive overview of Oracle's "desktop to data-center" portfolio of virtualization products. But even better, it highlights some significant users like JP Morgan Chase, Parks Victoria and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs, that are benefitting from the various aspects of virtualization - from consolidation, to energy savings and green IT to using virtualization for enabling a more flexible and efficient way to deploy software.

It is clear that using virtualization to consolidate resources is only the first step to benefit from it...the real value lies in using virtualization for deploying and managing applications, leading to significantly higher cost savings and efficiency.

I hope you'll find "The Virtual Enterprise" as interesting a read as I did.

More later...

Monica

 

Comments:

Thanks for mentioning that the true value of virtualization is for deploying and managing applications—I completely agree. Yet, I also believe that virtualization can cause stress on deployment if automation isn’t used. Virtualization certainly lowers TCO; however, it also creates an explosion of servers. If every application and its middleware runs on a virtual server, then, inevitably, the number of servers increases. Isn’t deployment automation the only way to effectively handle a virtual infrastructure and reign in issues of virtual sprawl because it can connect and deploy to thousands of servers – something that’s impossible through manual processes?

Posted by XebiaLabs on July 14, 2010 at 10:53 PM PDT #

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