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Podcast: Server Consolidation via Virtualization
Virtualization is often the best vehicle for server consolidation. Join Burton Group analyst and IT book author Christ Wolf to learn when and why virtualization is right for server consolidation, and what to consider before undertaking this task.

Find out when and why virtualization can be the best vehicle for server consolidation in this Tech Talk with Burton Group analyst and IT book author Chris Wolf. Issues covered include:

  • Common mistakes made when planning virtualization deployments
  • When operating system virtualization is a viable choice for consolidation
  • What server roles are best suited for virtualization
  • How to identify virtualization candidates and convert multipurpose servers to virtual machines
  • Ideas on proposing a server consolidation via virtualization to upper management
  • Tips on good methodologies to physical-to-virtual (p2v) migrations

SPEAKER

Chris Wolf
Analyst, Burton Group
Chris Wolf is a Senior Analyst with the Burton Group, specializing in virtualization, high availability, and enterprise storage. Chris is the author of several books including "Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise" and "Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies," and is a frequent contributor to SearchServerVirtualization.com. Chris has logged 14 years in IT and has focused on virtualization and high availability since 2000.

Download and listen, here.

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:00 AM by David Marshall
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