Game-changing virtualisation: Benefits vs. challenges
Virtualisation has brought on various benefits for IT topologies in various organisations, but it also represents a challenge to the network and network engineers.
LONDON, UK (31-10-2012) – Virtualisation has brought on various benefits for IT topologies in various organisations, but it also represents a challenge to the network and network engineers.
The benefits of virtualisation are clear: increased productivity and efficiencies in terms of deployment of applications and services, reduced costs and complexity, plus the ability to add capacity in a flexible way.
However, network engineers have to ensure that virtualisation, across the network, as well as in data centre consolidation projects, does not mask complexity. Virtualisation can hide complex layers of applications and systems. When a fault arises over a virtualised network it can be hard to find. Network engineers need the tools to find faults and accurately trace them to their cause.
Fluke Networks’ Visual Performance Manager aids organisations with achieving a detailed view of any virtualised environment. It’s a highly granular insight that breaks down each element of the virtualised environment into a colour-coded visual representation that enables network engineers to track flows of information, the performance of all individual applications and systems, as well as the overall functioning of the network itself.
Additionally, Visual Performance Manager does far more than cope with virtualisation across the network environment, it also helps organisations to anticipate problems before they occur, to establish ’normal’ flows of data, and to finely tune the network so that it delivers benefits and represents true value in terms of ROI.
Furthermore, Fluke Networks has produced a whitepaper, Managing Virtualisation with Data Centre Consolidation, which highlights the game-changing role that virtualisation is having. This white paper deals with not just within the growing trend for data centre consolidation but across the IT estate, and emphasises the need for cross domain visibility and co-operation between all IT departments – to download the whitepaper for free, click here.
To view the challenges faced by network engineers and testing, as well as monitoring solutions delivered by the Visual line of product from Fluke Networks, visit http://www.networkchallenges.com/.
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- Roger Holder
- EMEA Field Marketing Manager
- Fluke Networks
- (44) (0) 1244 767175
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