By now most people have heard about the different kinds of virtualization out there. Moving your organization to any virtual environment requires altering how you support and manage your infrastructure and your users. Where you once had many individual resources each managing their own load, now you have few consolidated resources each sharing multiple workloads.
When moving to a virtual environment you are taking a distributed set of resources and centralizing them. To understand fully what that means, let's consider a few simplified examples of the different types of virtualization.
Storage Virtualization. Data sets that used to be distributed among multiple physical servers and hard drives are all loaded on a centralized device (such as a storage area network or SAN) that different servers can access. You can even boot your servers from a SAN so you no longer need dedicated hard drives in your physical servers.
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Lyle Worthington, CHTP is a hospitality technology executive, advisor, mentor, and world-renowned technology consultant with over 23 years of diverse technology experience ranging from software developer to CIO. He is a CIO advisor to multiple global hospitality brands, the CIO of The Student Hotel based in Amsterdam, and Past Global President of HFTP. He has served on and chaired several boards, committees, and councils specific to the hospitality industry, and has been an active voice for technology in Hospitality for over 13 years. He regularly speaks at global technology and hospitality industry events and has written numerous articles for hospitality technology printed and digital publications. Outside of hospitality, Lyle spends his time working with technology startups, playing and coaching lacrosse, and skydiving every chance he gets.