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Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 3. The Virtualized Server Environment

Based on the analysis performed on the existing server environment in the previous chapter, this chapter covers the virtualized solution. The Capacity Planner run in the previous chapter produced a tremendous amount of data about the environment, taking the guesswork out of the drawbacks to the existing environment. It results in a more efficient new solution. Based on the statistics, the ideal virtualized server solution can be crafted with predicted results.

This chapter covers the new solution based on the Capacity Planner and some of the technologies integral to the solution, including blade technology. The last section covers blades in general, which you’ll want to review if you’re ...

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