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Saving Money and Time with Virtual Server by Chris Sanders

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Saving Money and Time With Virtual Server

Chris Sanders

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Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Tokyo

Abstract

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 consistently proves to be worth its weight in gold, with new implementations thought up every day.

With this product now a free download from Microsoft, scores of new users are able to experience what the power of virtualization can do for their networks.

This guide is aimed at network administrators who are interested in ways that Virtual Server 2005 can be implemented in their organizations in order to save money and increase network productivity. It contains information on setting up a virtual network, virtual consolidation, virtual security, virtual honeypots, and more.

Server virtualization is by no means a new concept. Several applications that do this very thing have existed for many years. However, it is only a recent development that server virtualization has become feasible. This topic is becoming hotter by the minute, with network administrators from all over the world analyzing ways in which virtualization can save money and increase network productivity.

The precursor to the concept of virtualization could be seen in the late 1950s with the use of time-sharing practices. During this time period, technology was so expensive that it simply wasn’t feasible to dedicate a whole computer system ...

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