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March 9, 2010

Selecting data center servers for virtualization needs

Selecting a new data center server is always a crucial call, but virtualization adds some wrinkles that administrators must be aware of. In this e-book, learn more about the criteria for selecting a server for virtualization, and how to ensure that your server will meet your virtualization and storage needs. Plus, learn about hardware attributes that demand serious consideration in a virtual environment.

About The Author

Greg Shields - Partner

Greg Shields, Microsoft MVP, is a partner at Concentrated ...Read More

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  • Guide to selecting a server for virtualization

    Although making the jump to a virtual environment might be an easy decision, finding the right hardware on which to run the environment is much more complicated. In this chapter, get tips on selecting hardware that's right for your environment.

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  • Guide to managing and monitoring virtual servers

    Once your hypervisor is installed, what's next? You need to implement virtualization that's actually going to benefit your organization. Read tips in this e-book to help you get the most out of your hardware investment by monitoring virtual servers.

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  • Selecting storage in a virtual data center

    With Fibre Channel, iSCSI and even prepackaged storage-plus-SAN solutions available, figuring out which makes sense for your particular environment can be tricky. Learn provisioning tactics that can help organizations make the most of their storage in a virtual data center.

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  • Reallocating unused storage and server hardware

    With a bit of planning, a specific tiering-out of your system priorities and a dash of virtualization, you can breathe new life into your old servers -- even as you bring in replacements with all of their powerful new capabilities. Read this e-book to learn about making the most of unused storage and server hardware.

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