Use VirtaMove as a DevOps tool to monitor production servers or VMs. Figure out what apps you need and be smart about how you move workloads. Monitoring helps you prioritize key resources as well size VMs to an average resource load.

1 Virtualize and run only what you need

Instead of cloning entire machine images, use smart application discovery to discover app usage, server and workload capacity requirements, app dependencies, and migration readiness. Monitoring reveals which apps are still used, establishes priorities, exposes app and storage clutter, and helps plan and size target VM resource needs. No need to move an OS or apps no one uses, or to pay for clutter on virtual servers.

2 Consolidate or split workloads

VirtaMove moves apps (not entire machines) and allows you to consolidate multiple workloads to a single VM or split application stacks across multiple VMs. It makes your datacenter easier to manage and scale, and lets you manage the noise level (resource requirements) of VMs.

3 Up-level your apps 

VirtaMove doesn’t copy outdated OSs to VMs. It up-levels apps to new OS versions. VM noise is reduced by moving apps from old OSs like WS2003 or WS2008 to a modern, greenfield OS like WS2012, WS2016, and WS2019. Uplifting apps to a new OS can be done with less than one-quarter of the bandwidth, storage, and processing needed for full VM cloning. Up-leveling closes security holes.

4 Use advanced cloud tools

A modern OS lets you use advanced datacenter and cloud tools to manage app usage and reduce VM noise levels. You avoid the cost of patching and maintaining old OSs. Better OS management and fresh app installs mean less noisy operations with:

  • Optimized storage
  • Improved performance

5 Reduce reconfiguration costs

VirtaMove reduces your reconfiguration burden. You can reconfigure apps on-the-fly and remap IP addresses and other app setups. Reducing reconfiguration in turn reduces setup problems, saves time, and reduces system cut-over delays, letting you move and scale to meet business demands.

Read the Blog: The Smart Move – How to Reduce the Problem of VMs in the Datacenter

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