Server virtualization deployments have outgrown physical server installations, yet the ability to manage these resources can still be a challenge. Automated server resource management is critical to growing the use and value of data center virtualization. The automation and dynamic provisioning of server resources helps reduce costs and increase data center flexibility.
Data center administrators are continuing their mission to consolidate IT resources, taking advantage of virtualization technologies by using off-the-shelf hardware. They understand the benefits that can be achieved by simplifying server deployments, easing management, and optimizing rack space, while lowering costs associated with hardware, software licenses, power and maintenance. Ever-increasing numbers of remote and mobile workforces, along with diverse customers and partners, continue to place high volume demands by downloading business applications and requesting content from limited server and network resources. This adds undue strain on IT personnel responsible for making everything work seamlessly.