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Virtualization ups ante on server hardware choices
In our fifth issue of Virtual Data Center, Richard Jones explains how choices about whether to go with rackmount or blade servers should be dictated by four components of your environment: CPU, memory, storage and network bandwidth. Joe Clabby then explains how your choice of operating system bears heavily on your hardware decisions. Finally, Pierre Dorion discusses a new and central use for virtualization: disaster recovery. Dorion discusses how shops now use VMware to architect their disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
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With virtual architecture, your hardware considerations change, so you can’t make hardware purchases in isolation. Virtualization has implications for CPU, memory, storage and network bandwidth.
Your choice of operating system often dictates your hardware choice.
Organizations have progressed in their virtual deployments, and many now use virtual machines for disaster recovery strategies. But a virtual architecture introduces new concerns for data recovery, data management and more