Novell: Virtualization not for all servers

Virtualization is not the best choice in cases, Novell exec says, when there is a need to ensure as little latency as possible--for example, in a stock exchange environment.

Not all servers can or should be virtualized, according to Novell cloud chief Moiz Kohari. He urges cloud service providers to focus on making their heterogenous set-ups work as one.

Kohari told ZDNet Asia that virtualization has yet to overcome input/output latency issues at the hypervisor level, as compared with provisioned servers. As a result, he said, virtualization is not the best choice in cases where service providers and businesses need to ensure as little latency as possible--for example, in a stock exchange environment.

With adoption hovering at 20 percent, according to Gartner--though some put it at 5 percent--server virtualization deployment remains a far cry from the mainstream adoption that some vendors had expected would happen by now.

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