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Virtualizing Microsoft® Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere® by Alex Fontana, Matt Liebowitz

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Preface

It’s almost hard to imagine an enterprise data center today without virtualization technology. Back when VMware first introduced enterprise class server virtualization with ESX Server in the 2001 time frame, most organizations either had never heard of it or were too skeptical to run anything more than test systems on it. Many people, this author included, were too worried about having “all their eggs in one basket” to see the potential this technology could bring to their data centers.

Fast-forward to today and virtualization has a prominent foothold in the data centers of many enterprises, including nearly all the Fortune 500 companies. It has forever changed the way organizations provision, secure, and manage their infrastructure. ...

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