Server virtualization isn't just for big companies. Entry-level virtualization tools are free or low-cost, and there are many benefits to virtualization (including saving money). It's not a quest of "if" you should virtualize your servers; it's a question of "when". IN this article, the author will outline 5 steps you should take to determine when to virtualize your servers.
The Five Steps in this paper include:
. Verify your motivation for going virtual
. Evaluate a virtualization solution
. Determine if applications are going to work well with virtualization
. Analyze the cost of virtualizing your server infrastructure
. Analyze the time and skill needed to virtualize your server infrastructure