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Stephen J. Bigelow, Senior Technology Editor Published: 13 Oct 2012

If you’ve already worked with server virtualization, chances are that you understand the importance of a server consolidation strategy. It’s probably the single most important consideration in a virtual data center. Simply stated, server consolidation increases the use of available computing resources and allows more virtual machines (VMs) to operate simultaneously on a physical host system. But there are practical limitations to a server consolidation strategy—even with today’s most powerful and virtualization-friendly servers. Too much server consolidation is not a good thing, and administrators need to consider the serious implications of excess consolidation in their data center. More on creating a server consolidation strategy FAQ: Devising a server consolidation plan P2V migration: Step one in your server consolidation strategy Hyper-V server consolidation planning with Microsoft’s toolkit How Hyper-V Dynamic Memory improves your server consolidation plan Server consolidation strategy examples Its role has become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget ... Access >>>

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