Virtualization Software

Discuss the benefits of virtualization software, as described in the text. Do you agree/disagree with these benefits, or can you think of additional benefits not already presented? Also discuss the security concerns highlighted by server sprawl and how you would propose to solve those in your (real or hypothetical) organization.

Please prepare one main discussion and two response posts substantive. A substantive post will do at least two of the following:

At least two scholarly source should be used in the initial discussion thread. Be sure to use information from your readings and other sources from the UC Library. Use proper citations and references in your post.

I will post other student discussions here once you are done with main discussion.

Requirements: APA | Discussion | 2 pages, Double spaced

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However, in some cases, users adopt more computing resources that supersize their financial capabilities. Organizations employ numerous servers in their data centers to facilitate processing, networking, and storage needs. The application of numerous servers can sometimes exceed organizational business requirements. Some of the servers applied are not exploited to their full capacity. This situation is known as servers sprawl. The server sprawl pushes the organization to spend more money running the servers, paying their energy and cooling costs, and getting inequivalent performance from the servers in return. Also, there are increased chances of security vulnerabilities when using a low server consolidation ratio. The cost of installing security infrastructure for many servers is stiff, making organizations choose to install alternative cheaper security measures instead of using few high-performance servers with superior security infrastructure.

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Virtualization Software