Marrying VM and Appliance Technology: Time to say "I do?"
If it seems like everyone's talking about virtualization, you're right. The savings the technology has brought to thousands of organizations in better resource utilization, physical space and energy are irrefutable. And now the buzz continues with the discussion of emerging “virtual appliances.” But where and for whom, do the marriage of OS virtualization technology and virtual appliances really make sense?
KACE pioneered the concept of appliances as the delivery vehicle for systems management solutions that are easy-to-use, comprehensive and affordable. Responding to the growing popularity of virtualization, KACE recently announced that its appliance-based solution is available both as a physical appliance, as well as a virtual appliance.
Still not sure where, or if, these two technologies merge? Spend ten minutes listening to an informative podcast featuring KACE CTO and President Marty Kacin. He'll clear up your questions regarding why an appliance-based systems management solution makes sense, and what you should know if you are already, or considering, a move towards virtualization. There's even a free white paper available to make sure you are asking the right questions when it comes to evaluating effective virtual appliances.
There's no sense saying “I do” to new technology without understanding all its ramifications. These two resources provide an easy way to determine VM and appliance systems management solutions compatibility, without you having to make a long term commitment.
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