Do you have to be a big company, to take advantage of
virtualization? The answer is no. More small and medium size businesses are
considering virtualization. If you are a Microsoft shop, it is now much easier
to implement virtualization with Window Server 2008. Server 2008 comes with
Hyper-V, Microsoft’s solution to virtualization.
There are many reasons why companies are considering
virtualization. Here is a short list of the some of those reasons:
– Reduce hardware and software costs
– Minimize energy costs
– Improve disaster recovery
– Minimizing System Administration costs
When you start looking SQL Server 2008 features in light of
virtualization, you start to realize that there are many SQL Server 2008
features, which work in concert with virtualization. Policy Based Management,
Resource Governor, and High Availability options come to mind.
This white paper covers how migrating to SQL Server 2008
and deploying virtualization makes sense. Also explored in the paper are case
studies of successful deployments of SQL Server 2008 and virtualization.
Understand more about how migrating to SQL Server 2008 and exploiting its new
features, along with Windows Server 2008, to provide a stable mature