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Discussion: Benefits of Virtualization In this scenario, you work for a small business that has five old servers hosted at a data center: two file servers, two application servers, and one domain controller. This being the end of the year, management has allocated a budget for five new servers. The data center charges $100 per month for each server. How can virtualization benefit the business in reducing costs and footprint? There are many benefits virtual servers can provide for a business. I have selected what I think are the four most important for the business to get them most bang for their buck. 1. Reduce Costs – Perhaps the most important of all is the fact the business will save money, in respect to capital equipment investments VT, (virtual technology) if implemented properly can seriously reduce IT budgets. Virtual Servers run at up to 80 percent utilizations vs. non- virtualized servers which run somewhere in the range of 5-15 percent. Efficiency like this will
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