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The promise and perils of server virtualization
In our inaugural issue of Virtual Data Center, Dave Welch argues that, contrary to popular wisdom, virtual machines are indeed ready to handle the workload of production databases. And Barb Goldworm takes on the unwieldy issue of storage, reporting on the emerging options that are potentially less costly and complex than storage area networks, and particularly Fibre Channel.
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Features in this issue
Contrary to popular wisdom, virtual machines can handle the workload of production databases.
Early server virtualization implementations relied on storage area networks and particularly Fibre Channel. But new storage options are potentially less complex and costly.
Columns in this issue
Welcome to the promise—and the perils—of a new era in IT, ushered in by server virtualization.