Enterprises virtualizing their infrastructure to help cut costs could be in for a shock — system performance may be degraded and they may not save as much money as they had hoped, unless they manage the performance of their business-critical applications.
But that management is difficult because of a lack of tools that enable companies to look in on a virtualized environment and see what is going on, according to a study by Bojan Simic, an analyst at research firm Aberdeen.
The study, which surveyed 137 enterprises in December, found that companies do much better in improving performance for business-critical applications when they’re in a physical environment, rather than in a virtualized environment. That’s because they lack the adequate tools to do so under virtualization, Simic told InternetNews.com in an e-mail. … Go to source