The seven questions you should ask about server virtualization

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Inquiry spotlight: Server virtualization, Q3 2008

Published April 2009

As organizations continue to deploy server virtualization, questions have shifted from “if” to “how.” Out of all 220 inquiries Forrester’s IT infrastructure and operations team answered on data centers, servers, and virtual appliances in 2008 to date, 72 were specifically in regard to server virtualization.

These IT professionals’ most common inquiries addressed vendor comparison, optimum physical to virtual consolidation ratios, expected ROI, and situation-specific concerns regarding the possible benefits that virtual servers could provide. These inquiries came from organizations in the early stages of implementing server virtualization - if you are considering or are in the process of implementing, you too should be asking these questions.
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