Issue OverviewVirtual Data Center - April 2009, Vol. 9
In Vol. 9 of Virtual Data Center, learn how to become more assertive with your virtual machine placement. Nelson Ruest and Danielle Ruest make the case that a good VM placement plan can increase the workload density of servers. Bridget Botelho compares Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization with VMware's ESX hypervisor, and Stephen J. Bigelow helps you calculate the real costs of deploying any virtualization platform. Access >>>
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How to optimize VM placement in data centers
by Danielle and Nelson Ruest
Move from conservative to aggressive VM placement and reap the server consolidation benefits while maintaining performance.
Calculate return on investment before moving to server virtualization
by Stephen J. Bigelow, WinIT
Server virtualization is an obvious money-saver, but you still need to calculate return on investment. There are often hidden costs that will affect your virtualization ROI.
- How to optimize VM placement in data centers by Danielle and Nelson Ruest
Hyper-V vs. VMware: Which is cheaper?
by Bridget Botelho
On paper, Microsoft's Hyper-V costs less than VMware ESXi, but several gotchas drive up its overall cost.
- Hyper-V vs. VMware: Which is cheaper? by Bridget Botelho
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