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Virtual Data Center - May 2008, Vol 2

In our second installment of Virtual Data Center, Chris Wolf details the various I/O bottlenecks that can occur throughout your physical architecture and walks you through the currently available tools to identify and rectify those chokeholds. Then Richard Luckett takes on the challenging question of whether companies should virtualize a mission-critical application like email and argues for its benefits. Last, Dustin Lema walks you through what should and should not be virtualized in Microsoft Exchange.  Access >>>

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    • Eliminate I/O bottlenecks, improve VM performance by Chris Wolf

      Virtualization deployments often introduce I/O bottlenecks at various levels of your physical infrastructure and undercut the gains of virtual servers. But with today’s tools, you can identify and loosen I/O choke holds at their source.

    • What to virtualize with Microsoft Exchange by Dustin Lema

      Virtualizing only certain aspects of Microsoft Exchange helps you get the benefits without undermining performance, says an expert.

    • Should you host email on virtual machines? by Richard Luckett

      Virtualizing mission-critical systems like email can aid with storage and disaster recovery. But without understanding system requirements and mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley, you’ll get derailed

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