Enterprise and the Data Center

Jurrie van den Breekel

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It's no secret what's driving the move to virtualization in data centers. The demand for new and expanded software systems is growing, but the geographic and carbon footprint required for scaling underutilized dedicated servers is too costly on many levels. This issue has led to the maturation of the virtual server, where increased reliability and stability means reduced risk, making virtualization of the data center a viable solution. Virtualization makes it possible to replace physical servers running at 10 percent capacity with fewer, more powerful servers running at 60 percent capacity or more. Figure 1: A-Network cloud connected to four servers running one process each. B-Network cloud connected to two servers each running many processes. Legacy virtualization platforms support up to four or eight virtual machine (VM) instances per physical server. New virtuali... (more)