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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Deploying Virtualization Technology

Mar 08, 2005, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

Project In-Depth, Part 1: Virtualization Eases Bank's Updates, Reduces Downtime

[ Thanks to Mark Brunelli for this link. ]

"It could take an army of system administrators to constantly update and upgrade the IT systems that support Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and its many branches and offices throughout the western U.S. But even an IT army couldn't do those things without disrupting the performance of hundreds of the bank's employees, thousands of customers, hundreds of servers and tens of billions of dollars in revenue exchanges.

"Rather than put his IT army of about 100 people to work fighting fires caused by system changes, Mike Bedford, the bank's senior systems architect, sought and found a virtualization technology to do it for them..."

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Project In-Depth, Part 2: Virtualization Too Risky for Some, But Its ROI Rules

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"What non-technology issues related to virtualization give you headaches?

"Mike Bedford: Although a virtual infrastructure is a sound and proven concept, we have found that one of most difficult situations is within the software vendors and ISVs. They simply have not gotten with the program and realized that VM (virtual machine) hosts are no different than traditional hardware based hosts..."

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