Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Considering deploying multiple hypervisors?

If your organisation is thinking about which hypervisor to deploy, Alan Stevens has made an excellent case for a combining various systems to suit your organisation in What a mix-up: using different hypervisors

Despite all these benefits, however, Stevens warns that 'conversion takes time and can throw up incompatibilities that are hard to resolve'. Checking your application estate for compatibility with one virtual environment, let alone several, is time-consuming and costly enough, yet the added complexity of a multiple approach move makes ensuring compatibility even more vital. This is where AOK comes in.

ChangeBASE's recent Technology Briefing, Blended Solutions: Mixing Application Virtualisation Technologies in the Enterprise, tells a similar story and discusses the benefits that a multiple hypervisor approach can offer. It goes on to explain how AOK Virtualise-It can facilitate and accelerate such a migration project by rapidly testing your applications for compatibility with Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, VMware ThinApp and Symantec SW simultaneously, producing a comparative RAG (Red, Amber, Green) report to aid the decision making process. The additional functionality of AOK Fix-It can then automatically fix some of the issues found, or provide enough detail to guide your skilled resource directly to where it is needed. All in all, the automation provided by AOK can take weeks off your project time, ensuring consistent, accurate results, removing human error and cutting costs.

Once you know that they are compatible, AOK VReady-It can automatically ready your applications for the virtual platform of choice. In fact, AOK VReady-It can convert over 100 applications a day into a virtual format.

Are you using a multiple hypervisor approach? How are you dealing with the application compatibility challenge?
We'd love to hear how you are getting on!

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