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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Making a Business Case for Server Virtualization

In today’s information technology (IT) shops, the core of any business case made for the adoption of a new technology is minimizing cost while increasing the capacity, security, reliability, availability, and flexibility of the infrastructure to rapidly adapt to changing business needs. Server virtualization technology is the foundation that can enable an enterprise to accelerate achievement of the following goals:

  • Reduction of IT capital and operational costs

  • Implementation of a simplified, dynamic enterprise infrastructure

  • Increase in availability of computing resources

  • Reduction in time needed to provision or distribute new services

  • Reduction in management complexity

Understanding how a virtualized ...

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