Chapter 8. Managing a Virtualization Project

In this chapter, we use the example of a large corporation that has decided to accelerate the penetration rate of virtualization within its information system. This company is already familiar with virtualization technology. Approximately 30% of its server environment has already been virtualized. It wants to move on to the second phase and virtualize on a large scale, including its servers that run critical applications. To ensure the project’s success, a project team is set up.


The IT system at this corporation consists of global servers with a high obsolescence rate for both hardware and software. With 362 servers (on x86 systems) spread out between two datacenters, more than 50% are older ...

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