Virtualization platforms like VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V provide performance flexibility and availability that physical environments just can't match. However, for most organizations, Tier-1 applications are the last to be virtualized.
Instead, they start with their less critical Tier-2 applications (e.g., file and print serving applications) and slowly work up from there. Some businesses are also hesitant to virtualize their business-critical applications altogether due to some misconceptions regarding virtualization, such as:
- It can't deliver the performance
- It's too complex, difficult to manage and expensive
- It introduces a single point of failure
In this webinar, Chris Henley and Michael Otey will put to rest some of the most common arguments for not virtualizing your Tier-1 applications.