An SME’s guide to virtualisation

Virtualisation is now seen as essential in enabling organisations to manage their vital IT resources more flexibly and efficiently. Yet how challenging is it to successfully deploy virtualisation, especially at an SME?

Virtualisation is now seen as essential in enabling organisations to manage their vital IT resources more flexibly and efficiently. Yet how challenging is it to successfully deploy virtualisation, especially at an SME?

This guide, produced by Computer Weekly in association with IBM and Intel, covers the salient issues for an SME seeking to implement a virtualisation strategy.

It will look at;

  • Overview
  • Choose the right system
  • Hypervisor virtualisation
  • Risks and benefits
  • Virtualising at operating system level
  • Paravirtualisation
  • Server sales reach tipping point

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    We also spoke to Chris Ingle from IDC about the challenges for IT managers in small and medium sized enterprises.

  • This was first published in August 2009

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