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Virtualizing Microsoft® Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere® by Alex Fontana, Matt Liebowitz

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Chapter 2. Strategies for Success

In Chapter 1, “Introduction to Virtualizing Business Critical Applications,” we explored many of the benefits that organizations can realize by virtualizing their business critical applications. The benefits are compelling and are a big reason why many organizations are starting to embark on projects to virtualize these applications. It might also be the reason why you’re reading this book.

To be successful, you need to approach virtualizing business critical applications differently than you did with other applications. For less complex servers, perhaps you were successful in the past with a simple physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion. As the applications become more complex, and as their requirements for resources ...

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