"Virtualization of server workloads has become an increasingly popular method for making more efficient use of computer hardware and the supporting infrastructure. Virtualization provides many advantages to the data center administrator, while necessarily changing the way they create and manage their deployments. Server application virtualization is a more difficult undertaking due to the complexity of properly allocating the hardware across multiple server workloads. Combining applications which cannot coexist on a single machine across multiple Child partitions within the same host presents unique sizing and security challenges as well. Likewise, resulting network virtualization and the potential for multiple simultaneous server failures when the Parent partition fails presents unique security and availability problems."
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This is one of the best articles I've ever read on the Microsoft.com Web site. Unlike many other articles that rehash stuff we already know, don't care about, or contain useless information to bolster word counts, this article is chock full with stuff you don't already know, and contains dozens of tips and tricks and implementation recommendations that you can put to use right away. I give this effort two phat THUMBS UP!
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer
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