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5 Steps to Determine When You Should Virtualize

VMware/Intel Server Refresh and Cost Savings
Published:  May 27, 2008
Length:  2 pages

Server virtualization isn't just for big companies. Entry-level virtualization tools are free or low-cost, and there are many benefits to virtualization (including saving money). It's not a quest of "if" you should virtualize your servers; it's a question of "when". IN this article, the author will outline 5 steps you should take to determine when to virtualize your servers. The Five Steps in this paper include: . Verify your motivation for going virtual . Evaluate a virtualization solution . Determine if applications are going to work well with virtualization . Analyze the cost of virtualizing your server infrastructure . Analyze the time and skill needed to virtualize your server infrastructure



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