Virtualization is fairly new field in the IT industry. Virtualization technology has been around for quite some time but only now has it been widely accepted by the public. The technology has been adopted not just by individual users but also by large organizations and enterprises that have massive IT infrastructure.
It is important to note however that virtualization is not just a simple applications solution. It is a comprehensive approach to modern computer architecture and IT environments. It can redefine several established IT protocols and practices. And most importantly, it can bring numerous benefits especially to big companies that need effective and efficient IT systems.
That is why it is very important for companies to understand that virtualization involves the creation of specific IT strategy. This virtualization strategy can guide them in the implementation of new solutions and how they could effectively manage their new IT environments.
A solid virtualization strategy typically involves three major components. These components are critical to success of the entire virtual system of companies. Correctly defining the components and deploying the right technology is essential to the success of virtualization strategy.
The first consideration in developing a strategy is the platform. How companies achieve interoperability and cross platform functionalities is critical in strategy development. The second component of strategy is management. Companies need to define how they will manage hundreds of virtual machines that can be accommodated by a single server. And finally, companies must decide which applications will be useful for them. Creating unnecessary virtual applications and systems will not help companies achieve IT systems efficiency.