Infrastructure Performance Management for Virtualized Systems
Most enterprises that have deployed virtualization have realized substantial hard dollar savings, driven primarily by the benefits derived from server consolidation. These enterprises have also discovered that management activities like provisioning, recovering from server failure, or providing for disaster recovery can be accomplished in a more agile and consistent manner across a variety of systems using virtualization as the underlying technology.
However, most large enterprises are only 30% virtualized, with virtualization occurring only on the application systems that are under the direct control of IT Operations.
To extend virtualization to the business-critical and performance-critical applications that are under the ownership of dedicated application support teams, the IT Operations group who owns the virtual environment must provide accurate and credible performance assurances for the virtual infrastructure that will be supporting these applications.