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vSphere Design Best Practices by Christopher Kusek, Brian Bolander

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Chapter 1. Virtual Data Center Design

The datacenter has quite simply become one of the most critical components to organizations today. Some datacenters, either owned by large enterprises or leased by large service providers, can contain great amounts of bleeding-edge technologies, tens of thousands of servers, huge network pipes from multiple carriers, and enough contingency mechanisms to keep their systems running for months in case of a disaster. Other datacenters can consist of just a small handful of servers and off-the-shelf networking gear stuffed in a closet. Every organization is a bit different and has its own unique set of requirements in order to provide IT services to its users. As system administrators, engineers, and architects, ...

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