Power management for server virtualization white paper

Server virtualization and new cloud architectures empower businesses with significant advantages that include reduced hardware expenses, simplified administration and heightened availability. As a result, nearly 80 percent of server workloads supported by x86 hardware are now running on virtual machines, according to Gartner estimates.

In principle, server virtualization and cloud orchestration can be instrumental in helping IT and facility managers prevent downtime during power failures. However, the caveat to achieving that promise is to ensure that your data center is also equipped with the proper power management software. This white paper discusses how the latest power management solutions enhance the impact of server virtualization and cloud technologies on business continuity and help virtualized data centers, including those using integrated environments, such as converged (CI) or hyper-converged (HCI) infrastructure, to cope more effectively with utility failures.