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Server virtualization quiz: Question 2

Answer to server virtualization quiz: Question 2

2. True or False? IT managers will be able to reduce the size of their staff by virtualizing servers.

a) True
b) False

Answer: False

While there are a number of savings in terms of resources when IT shops move into virtualization, staff reduction is not always one of these. In fact, it is one of the technology's biggest misconceptions.

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Data center managers, however, can still look to other areas to reap the benefits of server virtualization. There is the benefit of saving money on hardware and increasing available space. But there is still the issue of management that data center managers have to deal with. However, as vendors develop management tools, staff reduction may become a real benefit to virtualization.
This was last published in October 2006

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