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Microsoft Virtualization by Robert M Keefer, Jason Boomer, James Sabovik, Thomas Olzak

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Chapter 10

Creating a dynamic data center with Microsoft System Center

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Data center workload

Hardware optimization

Legacy applications

Isolated environments

Hardware consolidation

Approach #1: Clustering

Approach #2: Clustering with virtualization

Software migration

Easier test environments

Summary

In this chapter, we discuss implementing a dynamic data center using Microsoft Virtualization and System Center. The first two chapters in this book defined the overall benefits of virtualization. In this chapter, we dig deeper into each of the key benefits provided by implementing virtualization and discuss how they can be implemented, and how they work in real-world scenarios. But first, what is Microsoft System Center?

Microsoft System ...

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