Chapter 1. Introduction to Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

Virtualization has grown over the years from a niche technology for development and testing to a standard technology found in today’s data centers. As organizations have become more comfortable with virtualization technology, more and more workloads have become virtualized. If you are reading this book, your organization is likely already traveling down the path of virtualizing servers and reaping the benefits it brings.

Organizations can realize many benefits by virtualizing their servers. They can reduce the power and cooling requirements in their data centers by reducing the number of physical servers required to support their business. By reducing the number of servers ...

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