Last Updated on May 17, 2019 by Shaun Snapp
This is one of three modalities of server management as covered in the article Bare Metal Versus Virtualization Versus Containers.
Each of the criteria is rated below for this server modality.
Virtualization Criteria Descriptions
|The Criteria||Criteria Definition|
|1. Hardware Utilization||This is how effectively loads can be optimized for the hardware.|
|2. Isolation||This is how the various applications and databases are isolated from others.|
|3. Security||This is how natural the security level is. This is without adding extra security products and therefore is the inherent security level of each security modality.|
|4. Network and Security||This relates to the modalities impact on both the network and the security of the network.|
|5. Flexibility||This is how much the applications and databases that are supported by the server modality can be copied, moved, brought up, brought down, and otherwise manipulated by the administrator.|
|6. Configuration Ease||This is how much technical expertise is required to configure the environment.|
|7. Ease of Backup||How easily can backups be created for each server modality?|
|8. Scalability||This is how effectively the applications and databases that are supported by the server modality can be increased in size as well as decreased in size.|
|9. Migratability||How easily can the applications and databases be moved within the server, as well as moved to other hardware servers or to the cloud?|
|10. Cross Platform||How easily can the container or VM can be moved from one OS to another.|