3 Tips to Getting The Most Out of Server Virtualization

GEORGE MALEC | October 1, 2018

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So you and your company have been planning your journey to the cloud, and a major step involves virtualizing your servers to get rid of all that bulky on-premise hardware. But maybe you’re not sure where to start, or need help identifying best practices when it comes to setting up your new VMs. I’ve compiled my top three tips for making server virtualization as effective and painless as possible. These pointers will help guide you to avoid potential stumbling blocks, so you can spend less time getting set up and more time focused on serving your business. It might sound logical to get the largest capacity VMs possible to accommodate any size workload, right? Not so fast. Over-provisioning CPUs on a VM can actually make performance worse, not better. In general, your CPU allocations should match the utilization. If the server isn’t fully consuming resources, it’s over-provisioned, and might be impacting performance. If you need more resources later, you can always scale out and add additional server resources.

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