Friday, August 12, 2005

Virtualization is the way ahead - Computerworld

Virtualization is the way ahead - Computerworld

The efficiencies gained from virtualizing are self-evident to anyone who has tried it. I recently migrated physical servers to virtual servers on VMware's ESX offering. Now I run about 16 servers in this virtual environment and find the true use of these guest servers' resources incredible. My host servers, two Dell PowerEdge 2850's with dual 3.2Ghz Pentium IV Xeons and 8GB of memory, can host even more. We spike our resources to around 80% on occasion during the day but that's only for a few minutes. I know we can keep going with the guest OS's. And each time we add one, we gain more efficiencies.


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