Once an IT shop embraces virtualization and provisioning takes off, virtual server sprawl can quickly require third-party virtualization management tools. What types of virtualization management tools are available to enterprise CIOs, and how affordable are they? In this podcast, Karen Guglielmo, executive editor for SearchCIO.com, interviews Forrester Research Inc. analyst Galen Schreck about the latest virtualization tools from both traditional systems management vendors and startups. Schreck also offers advice on selecting and implementing virtualization management tools.
BIOGRAPHY: Schreck, a principal analyst at Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester, works with IT infrastructure and operations professionals. He researches networking, storage and processing technologies and their effects on business. Current topics he covers include servers, data center automation and data center design. His areas of expertise include technical architecture planning, scale-out computing and product marketing. Schreck previously worked at 3Com Corp., where he was business manager for the company's line of wide area network and virtual private network solutions.
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This was first published in April 2009