Controlling Virtual Machine Sprawl

| December 7, 2017

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Virtualization not only improves hardware efficiency via server consolidation, itdramatically reduces the time required to bring a new server online from weeks or months to hours or minutes. This ability to bring machines online quickly provides companies with improved business agility. As with most improvements new issues can be created, and if not addressed, can reduce a virtual infrastructure’s overall efficiency over time.

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Article | February 20, 2020

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