How to escape your failed virtual machine deployment

techrepublic | June 19, 2019

Its easy to change your traditional server applications to virtual instances. Its not so easy to go the other direction.In the process of writing about how to choose between a virtual machine (VM) and a container for your application, a new question arose: What if your virtual deployment doesnt work out, and you want to go back to a regular server installation. The top response, when looking into why a company would go back to bare metal, is performance. Sometimes the management advantages that come with virtual machines just arent worth the performance hit.There are many advantages to deploying applications on bare metal. First and foremost, you will receive better performance from bare metal. Some applications are even designed for dedicated or specialized hardware and wouldnt function in virtualized or containerized environments. A second reason is that some shrink-wrapped applications arent certified for VMs or containers,said Ranga Rajagopalan, CTO of Avi Networks. Regulated industries and security concerns are also sometimes good reasons not to go virtual, he and others noted.

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As part of the VMware Horizon 7.1 release, the Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business is also available for the Windows client as a beta release. This solution enables customers to use Skype for Business within Horizon desktops to make audio and video calls.

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As part of the VMware Horizon 7.1 release, the Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business is also available for the Windows client as a beta release. This solution enables customers to use Skype for Business within Horizon desktops to make audio and video calls.

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