However, data security concerns and increasing cybersecurity threats, high CAPEX, and concerns with VM sprawl
may hamper the growth of the data center IT infrastructure industry over the forecast period.
CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) said it has achieved the industry's first virtual machine intelligent archiving capability to help enterprises and service providers eliminate VM sprawl and regain control of virtual infrastructure resources.
VM sprawl results from pervasive deployment and growth of virtual machines, some of which then sit unutilized long after their useful lives.
CommVault has announced its first virtual machine (VM) intelligent archiving capability, designed to help enterprises and service providers eliminate VM sprawl and regain control of virtual infrastructure resources.
"VM sprawl is an increasingly common and complex issue, especially in large
In addition to helping ensure maximum consolidation ratios, the VP at another bank reiterates why it's so important to prevent VM sprawl
. "Conventional wisdom is that managing a server running multiple VMs is similar to managing a single physical server.
Overcome challenges such as VM Sprawl
(uncontrolled VM deployments) and VM Stall (the inability to move beyond initial virtualisation of 20-30 percent of servers);
Also, because it is far easier to spin up new SVAs for a particular security segment than to reconfigure the many thousands of SVAs already in place, this methodology can quickly lead to VM sprawl
Organisations can utilise Sourcefire's virtual appliances to: monitor traffic between two or more virtual machines (VMs); monitor traffic between physical hosts and VMs; monitor traffic between multiple physical hosts; and help contain the growing problem of VM Sprawl
This critical network intelligence addresses multiple challenges, including gaining virtual network topological and location awareness, securing virtual networks, demonstrating compliance, controlling VM sprawl
and tracking virtual machines when they are moved via VMware VMotion, to protect the cost-savings associated with server virtualization.
* Protect virtual machines from vulnerabilities introduced through VM sprawl