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You may think that server virtualization only works for large enterprise companies. But it’s also a technology that may be useful to companies with 50 to 200 end users that have one to 10 servers running on their networks.
If you have a server that is heavily loaded, slow and runs a mission-critical application, virtualizing this type of server will just make a bad situation worse.
However, you probably have one or more servers carrying a relatively light load that could benefit from virtualization. That could provide better security, improved restores and fault tolerance, and a reduction in server maintenance and costs.
To determine whether server virtualization would work in your environment, there are eight critical areas that you should evaluate: