Planning Virtual Deployment

Virtualizing Microsoft infrastructure and applications is not that much different from designing and implementing these same applications in a physical environment. Most if not all of the same principles you would apply in the physical design and implementation will apply in the virtual environment. The significant difference comes when you begin deploying multitiered applications such as SharePoint and Exchange. SharePoint, for example, requires database, application, and web layers. Traditionally this would require three separate physical servers, which given the power in today’s enterprise-class servers would mean many wasted computing resources. Virtualization allows for taking these enterprise-class servers and ...

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