Application Performance Management in Virtualized Server Environments

@article{Khanna2006ApplicationPM,
  title={Application Performance Management in Virtualized Server Environments},
  author={Gunjan Khanna and Kirk A. Beaty and Gautam Kar and Andrzej Kochut},
  journal={2006 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium NOMS 2006},
  year={2006},
  pages={373-381}
}
  • G. KhannaK. Beaty A. Kochut
  • Published 3 April 2006
  • Computer Science
  • 2006 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium NOMS 2006
As businesses have grown, so has the need to deploy I/T applications rapidly to support the expanding business processes. Often, this growth was achieved in an unplanned way: each time a new application was needed a new server along with the application software was deployed and new storage elements were purchased. In many cases this has led to what is often referred to as "server sprawl", resulting in low server utilization and high system management costs. An architectural approach that is… 

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