An Overview of Assessment

Most organizations that are planning a Hyper-V deployment may already have tens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers. They all sit in racks, consuming power for their CPUs, memory, hard disks, and, of course, the fans to cool them. Strangely, the estimated average CPU utilization of physical servers before virtualization was somewhere between 8–12 percent. That means that up to 92 percent of server capacity was wasted. It also implies that a very large percentage of rack space and electricity was wasted.

It therefore makes a lot of technological, financial, and sometimes even marketing sense to consolidate the server infrastructure by converting the existing physical servers into virtual machines. You can even convert ...

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