A virtual evolution in IT organizations throughout the world has begun. It is estimated that currently 3% of all servers run virtually and that number is expected to grow rapidly over the next 5 years. Server Sprawl and escalating IT costs have managers and system administrators scrambling to find ways to cut costs and reduce Total Cost of Ownership of their physical infrastructure. Combining software applications onto a single server, even if those applications are from the same software vendor, can be dangerous and problems hard to troubleshoot. Virtual Server allows you to consolidate 15 to 20 or even more servers onto a single physical server reducing hardware, electrical, cooling, and administrative costs. These virtual servers run completely independent of each other so if one crashes the other are not affected. Planning and implementing a server consolidation is a complex process.
This book details the requirements for such a project, includes sample forms and templates, and delivers several physical to virtual migration strategies which will save both time and costs.
About the Author
Rogier Dittner (MCSE NT4, 2000, 2003, MCDBA, MCT, MSF Practitioner) is a consultant at a Microsoft partner offering solutions based on Microsoft technology to customers. As a consultant he supports the sales organization and takes part in planning and designing complex Microsoft-oriented implementations.
Because of his personal interest in Microsoft products and more than 10 years’ experience, he has deep technical working knowledge in a broad range of Microsoft products.Within his company he performs the leading role in operations management solutions and training.
(Citrix CCA, CCNA, HP ASE, MCSE, RSA CSE,VMware VCP) is a senior systems consultant with MTM Technologies, where he provides MTM clients in the Ohio Valley region with advanced infrastructure assessment, design, and implementation solutions. As an information technology generalist, Geoff has developed a broad range of field experience in many areas, including Citrix Access Infrastructure; Cisco routing, switching, and firewalls; Virtual Infrastructure from both VMware and Microsoft; HP ProLiant server and storage technology; RSA SecurID technology; and the whole range of Microsoft server technologies. He has provided integrated infrastructure solutions to clients for over 11 years.Twan Grotenhuis
(MCT, MCSE NT4, 2000 and 2003, MCSE+messaging 2000 and 2003, CCNA) is a consultant with Sylis Netherlands. He currently provides strategic and technical consulting to several of the Sylis customers in the Netherlands. His specialties include Microsoft Exchange and ISA architecture, design, implementation, troubleshooting and optimization.Twan has been involved in several Virtual Server 2005 projects where virtualization of physical servers was his main focus.