This piece written by Kenneth Hess at ServerWatch looks at the virtualization myths. With VMWorld approaching, this piece provides an overview of items to contemplate in terms of management of virtual environments and storage virtualization.
According to Hess, "Virtualization enjoys an ever-growing worldwide fan base, but it also has its opponents. Those who oppose server virtualization offer an array of "problems" with the technology. These 10 myths perpetuate suspicion and paranoia for those considering a switch to a virtual infrastructure. Some of these myths were virtualization truths a few short years ago but have since been put to rest by better technology, mature software and vendor competition."
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Ken Hess is a freelance writer who writes on a variety of open source topics including Linux, databases, and virtualization. He is also the coauthor of Practical Virtualization Solutions, which is scheduled for publication in October 2009. You may reach him through his web site at http://www.kenhess.com.