In This Issue: Focus on Server Virtualization

SERVERS: IT Departments Downsize and Optimize with Virtualization
MANAGEMENT: Putting New Tools to the Test
INFRASTRUCTURE: Five Tips for Managing Capacity
REVIEW: HP DL380 G7 Server with VMware vSphere 4.0

February 8, 2011  

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Server Sense
IT managers find that server virtualization is one of the best ways to deliver more effective services at lower cost

By virtualizing its servers, the city of South Bend, Ind., saves $6,000 on its annual power and cooling costs.

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Tech Trends  

Management Tools Mature
New management software tools offer flexibility and efficiency for managing virtualization projects

The states of Utah and Minnesota use enhanced tools to find efficiencies, cost and energy savings through server virtualization.

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Tech Tips  

The Capacity Plan
Virtualization projects work best when IT staff plan ahead to determine which VMs will fit on their virtual servers

Capacity planning is an essential part of any virtualization project. Deployments work best when IT departments plan ahead, have realistic expectations of server ratios and use available tools.

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Product Review  

A Powerful Combination
An HP DL380 G7 loaded with VMware vSphere 4.0 offers significant performance gains and power savings

By loading an HP DL380 G7 server with VMware vSphere 4.0, our reviewer ran 20 virtual machines with little or no performance degradation. The combination of energy-efficient servers with virtualization software also offers major savings on energy costs.

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Virtualization and Optimization: These key technology solutions help organizations reduce costs and operate more efficiently.

Reference Guide

Virtualization and Infrastructure Optimization: How to make the most of your infrastructure with virtualized environments

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