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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Benefits of Virtualization

It should be apparent from the previous few pages that virtualization offers companies a new level of flexibility in server deployment and management not possible with using only physical hardware. This section covers some of the benefits that organizations can realize from hardware virtualization, including the following:

Fewer physical servers—By virtualizing servers, an organization requires fewer physical servers. Because new servers now support nearly 100 GB of RAM at an affordable price point, companies can increase their consolidation ratios by placing more and more virtual machines on the same physical hardware.

Infrastructure flexibility—As physical servers begin to demand additional hardware upgrades, ...

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