running on a physical server must continue operating despite an outage, but it may not need to be replicated as a physical system. Running the app as a virtual machine allows IT to spin up the image rapidly when needed and provide a good-enough user experience as a stop-gap measure. A workload that is not deemed mission critical, for example a payroll or purchasing program, may be disregarded during outages.
Quote for the day:
"Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day." -- Jesse Jackson