ComputerWorld: Virtualized Disorder

IT dreams of a single console for managing virtualization sprawl, but today’s tools are piecemeal. Robert Scheier argues IT wants fewer, more comprehensive virtualization management tools. But for now, specialized vendors tackle different challenges. Virtualization cuts hardware, power and real estate costs by combining multiple servers, networks and storage arrays into virtual pools. But for users like Pat O’Day, CTO at hosting and managed services provider Bluelock, managing those resource pools means wrestling with multiple applications.