Winston Damarillo

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Amid the frenzy of moving to the cloud, virtualization is often treated as an item to check off the list - rather managing virtualization is an ongoing practice that often determines the success or failure of IT 3.0 initiatives. While the benefits of virtualization seem fairly clear, implementing cloud computing approaches simply trades one set of operational headaches for another. The management of virtualized resources is exponentially more complex than wrangling physical infrastructure. And, contrary to the oft-cited example of how the Amazon outage is proof that cloud is unreliable, all it actually proves is that poorly implemented cloud is unreliable. This puts much more onus on the IT organization to evaluate risks and to understand how to properly plan and monitor virtualized resources - from networking and security groups to proper load balancing across regi... (more)