Barriers to Virtualization…

Typical Application Owner barriers to virtualization

This Application Owner has a war chest of excuses not to run their application on VMware. Here are a few, of which we shall dwell on just one for this barrier:

  1. Server Hugging – it’s my server, I want to feel it, touch it, hear it, smell it – but NEVER share it!
  2. Religious Blinkers – sorry, but my way is the true way, my application is certified on this platform and all other platforms are False Prophets.
  3. Nowt For Me – so you, Mr Datacenter, get to save on power costs, but what do I get out of it?
  4. No Added Value – a bit different but related to Nowt For Me, this instead is born of a Fear And Loathing of the “IT Ops Dullards” – yet another change that adds no value to me and my application, just like that upgrade of the cooling system.
  5. Fit For Purpose – many manifestations of this, from Real Time Needs through to Massive Capacity Projections – in our Capacity Planner engagements, less than 5% of total servers need anything like the App guys say. In fact, there are more apps that exceed the App teams requirements because once they open the door to real traffic, the App can’t take it. But I digress…

And Six ways to get over this virtualization barrier… Go and get the answers here at Steve Chambers’ blog!

Mate I share your thoughts on the subject. It took 2 years to convince the majority of  our customers that virtualization is also for production environment.  How about that, we started with a Disaster Recovery project and now we are virtualizing the prod servers that are in the DR scope, funny isn’t it 🙂


About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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