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Clint Eschberger's Blog Sometimes I think virtualization, although scary, is a no brainer for medium to large companies. In today's world server sprawl has become a major problem and costs companies a lot of money not only on server hardware, but power, cooling, support, and square footage. On the other side you have small businesses that generally have a different make up. Many do not have data centers and some have no more than a handful of servers. Can virtualization help them? What are the ways that it can benefit them without breaking the bank? The first question is easy, yes! You can quickly add some features to a small business that has only been available to enterprises before. Depending on the needs you can really gain some benefits and savings from virtualizing a small group of servers. Backup and Disaster Recovery – You quickly gain the ability to have fu... (more)

Virtualization: Microsoft's Hyper-V Should Support Other Linux Distros

Cretec's "Virtual Enthusiasm" Blog - Clint Eschberger In what is a big mistake, in my opinion, Microsoft has chosen to only support Suse Linux in Hyper-V. If they want to truly compete with VMware and other virtualization companies they are going to have to open this up. This does not mean you can not run other distros, however it will not be supported by Microsoft. In today's corporate world that is a death nail for most companies. Mitchell Ashley makes the following point on his blog: "No offense to SUSE Enterprise Server crowd, but only providing SUSE support in Hyper-V is a hug... (more)

Virtualized and Physical Infrastructures

Clint Eschberger's Blog Instead of creating a less complex environment, in many cases virtualization has made it more complex. Many business- and mission-critical applications are just not right for a hypervisor. Other software applications won't even support hypervisors even today. We all knew it had to happen at some point. You had the old guard running servers on physical platforms, sprawling through the data center, using more and more power generating more heat. Then came virtualization via the hypervisor, condensing the many physical servers into a few. This, of course, cou... (more)