I meet with a lot of virtualization vendors, and while Hyper-V is on the move, VMware is still where most of the action is. Just don't tell that to Microsoft or retail chain Target. Target went with Hyper-V to consolidate the servers in its retail location, cutting them from an average of seven heat-dispensing boxes to just two.
That kind of move is a big deal in a number of ways. First, there is less power needed to run the servers. That can save some big bucks. And fewer servers should mean fewer admin headaches (and possibly fewer admins).
But the biggest deal is that as you add capacity, you needn't blow out the server room walls to make more room, beef up your AC and give more hard-earned money to utility companies. And this isn't a bad thing.
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Posted by Doug Barney on 03/23/2011 at 1:18 PM
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