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June 24, 2014

Tech Article Summary: Beyond Server Consolidation

In the article entitled ‘Beyond Server Consolidation’ the multiple advantages and benefits that can be obtained through the applications of server consolidation have been discussed in depth. There was once a time when the consolidation of servers proved to be beneficial in terms of the ways through which resources can be used in an effective manner. However, the article sheds light in the various other ways in which the process of server consolidation can be used for innumerable other facilities.
Some of these facilities and conveniences that have been introduced through the platform of server consolidation include uniform application development. With the help of such innovations and advancements in the field of server consolidation enterprise customers of large scale organizations have acknowledged that their resource acquisition styles have reduced from months to minutes because of these services (Vogels, 2008).
In addition to this the virtual presence of data comprising of many years and its security has also been made through the consolidation of servers. Irrespective of the number of files or information that may be present in the data, it is stored and protected in the form of virtual memories and files that provide it with greater security and protection from any data theft of any kind.
With the help of these proposed changes the author believes that the science of virtualization is anticipated to bring some key strategic changes in the field of IT in years to come.  In the other article titled ‘Virtual Machine Contracts for Datacenter and Cloud Computing Environments’ the concept, significance and implications behind the science of virtualization have been discussed through the perspective and lens of large and private datacenters and the complexities that they have to go through in terms of data storage, security and its channeling.
With the advent and inception of the virtualization concept and the conveniences that it can create for information database managers there are some concepts that need to be understood as they have been discussed in the article (Matthews, 2008). One of the ways through which the article describes through which this virtualization process can take place in a hassle free manner by datacenters is through the use of Virtual Machine Contracts. In many of the cases these virtual machine contracts provide the dual service and advantage of cloud computing services as well as data management of large scale data centers.
As it has been highlighted in the article at various places that with the help of these virtual machine contracts greater standardization, privacy as well as streamlining of data can take place in a hassle freeway. Apart from what has been discussed in the article another idea through which similar gains and benefits can be achieved is in the form of installing machines with users with virtual memories and configurations. These virtual machines serve the purpose of portable central processing units when deployed with a user and any increase in the memory storage or speed of the device can take place within seconds without causing any trouble or problem to the user or disturbing his work routine.
In the third article ‘Virtualizing the Datacenter
Without Compromising Server Performance’ the monetary pressures and implications that organizations face in terms of making their data secure and safer other than reducing their costs is something that have been of pivotal importance to them. The presence of a physical data center and the way data is managed and streamlined through it is something that has been a hectic task which is not only imposing an economic burden on the organization, but is also inefficient in terms of power consumption, and is constantly accompanied with a threat of power loss that can ultimately result in the loss of data and information.
 With all these adverse implications present the author try to shift their opinion in a way through which they can convince readers with their opinion regarding the ways through which virtualization can improve and at the same time remove burdens on the organization from an economic as well as from a data security perspective.
Some of the advantages that have been described regarding server virtualization in the article are agile provisioning and deployment, lower cost of ownership, greater and enhanced availability as well as continuity in business. All these advantages as presented in the article provide server virtualization leverage whether it is regarding the protection of data, streamlining of data or its channeling (Kmaun, 2008).
An improved version of server virtualization that can further boost its performance and efficiency will be in the form of placing virtual machines on each server and increasing the number of virtual servers so that the load and burden on each one can be reduced.



References

Matthews (2008) Virtual Machine Contracts for Datacenter and Cloud Computing Environments’ retrieved from:

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