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288,256 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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What is Server Virtualization Software?

Server virtualization software, sometimes also called platform virtualization software, is a staple of the modern data center. Virtualization involves emulating a complete physical computer in virtual form. As a result, it becomes possible to run multiple “virtual machines” (VMs) on a single physical device. Given the importance of virtualization to infrastructure strategy, current product offerings for server virtualization tend to be feature rich and highly sophisticated.

When evaluating server virtualization solutions, IT Central Station member comments reflect the depth of functionality and nuances of products on the market today. Preferences go well beyond basics like wanting a virtualization package to be flexible and easy to install and configure

Enterprises are now essentially running their entire infrastructures on top of server virtualization software. As a result, users look for capabilities like automatic mirroring/backup using snapshots on the runtime as a way to minimize the number of fail-recovery procedures and downtime. IT Central Station members pay attention to how well a server virtualization solution can handle multiple physical machines, maintaining relative processing demand to get to optimal usage of each physical machine. The goal is to minimize overload at peak times.

Infrastructure managers emphasize host clustering support. For instance, will a server virtualization software package support at least 8 nodes and 90 VMs?  They pay attention to replication and disaster recovery as well as live migration in a VM/concurrent based migration without VM downtime.  Users seem to want a granular administration model. Stability is prized. 

Portability and usability also drive selection of virtualization managers. With admins on call anywhere, some users want the software to run on a laptop without using up much battery power.  The quality of the web client also matters in this context. 


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Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence
I love technology ... I love opening up stuff and fiddling with the guts. I don't promise that I can put everything back together again or that it will work if I do but as the chinese proverb goes it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive....
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23+ years in the IT industry, incl. management and consulting, national & international (EMEA, USA, Middle East), PhD in IT for engineers, certified in ITIL, Certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, VMware Certified Professional (VCP). KEY PROFESSIONAL... more>>
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Nitin Vengurlekar is the co-founder and CTO of Viscosity North America, a leader in virtualization, Oracle Engineered Systems, Private Database Cloud and RAC implementations. At Viscosity Nitin is responsible for partner relationship and end-2-end solution deployment. Prior to joining... more>>
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Hi, I am working as Linux Admin with a MNC. My expertise are messaging with all platforms including Microsoft Exchange, Open Source Postfix, McAfee IronMail and IBM Lotus Domino. :)
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Infrastructure Architect with a proven track record of successfully delivering innovative infrastructure solutions aligned to the business requirements. Specialties: Hyper-V Windows Azure Pack Active Directory Active Directory Federation Service Exchange Servers Office... more>>
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Highly organized with Strategic thinking AWS Certified Solutions Architect Business Continuity Institute Affiliate Technical Manager / Team Leader Microsoft Hybrid Storage Microsoft Azure IoT Microsoft Mission Critical Application Platform Certified Failure Mode and Effects Analysis... more>>
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10+ years of success keeping IT systems at peak availability for enterprise businesses; specialized in Virtualization, Exchange, Infrastructure, and Disaster Recovery planning. Proven track record of boosting reliability, security, and performance of business-critical messaging and email... more>>
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Manager of Infrastructure
Experienced Infrastructure Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in EMC Storage, Storage Area Network (SAN), HP-UX, Data Center, and Storage Solutions. Strong professional graduated from Chris Jan Botha Senior Secondary School.
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Oracle Consultant & DBA - Cloud Support Engineer
Over 13 years experience as an Oracle DBA, Oracle Application Server Administrator, Oracle Golden Gate Specialist, Red Hat Certified Engineer and Network Administrator. Specialties: Architecture definitions, installations, disaster recovery, clustering, performance tuning, replications.
Reviewed Oracle Enterprise Manager: Top features are the ability to consolidate...
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Consultant
Courses: 1999 Compaq Proliant Servers 1999 Ms Windows NT 4.0 Fundamentals 2002 Ms Windows XP Fundamentals 2002 HP Unix Fundamentals 2006 Linux System Administration 2007 HP Linux course for advanced unix administrators 2009 HP Linux Troubleshooting 2012 Prince 2 Foundation 2012... more>>
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Certifications: VMware Certified Professional vSphere 5 Accreditations: Infrastructure Virtualization Technical Post-Sales Accreditation: vSphere 5 VTSP – Business Continuity 5 VSP – Business Continuity 5 VSP 5 VTSP 5 Capacity Planner Accreditation
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Infra Director
Business Development Specialist Howard has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years building client focused sales and service strategies. Howard is a strategic thinker and is trusted by many prominent organizations. Howard has guided organizations through complex IT... more>>
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My experience is built from a passion for technical solutions and use this technology to architect problem solving solutions. With my experience in management of multidisciplinary teams I have been able to setup a firm cloud foundation. Building further services on top and growing the company at... more>>
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Currently working as a systems analyst, I have about four years experience in the area of infrastructure, working directly with analysis, correction of problems and implementing improvements in Microsoft, VMWare and IBM technologies. My experiences include Microsoft technologies, like IIS, AD... more>>
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Technical lead - Infrastructure Consulting / Transformation
Sakar Upadhya has 9 years of IT experience in enterprise infrastructure design, implementation, and administration. He has successfully executed several VMware & Windows implementation projects to the cloud infrastructure that have yielded major improvements in operations, reduced total cost... more>>
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Technical Director - IT Consultant
VMware vExpert 2014/2015 VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Itil v4 Foundation Certified MCSA: Windows Server 2008 MCTS: Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration MCTS: Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory, Configuration Microsoft®... more>>
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Extensive analyst and reporting expertise. Over a decade (12+ years) of experience as senior level high technology Research Analyst at Yankee Group and Giga Information Group. In this capacity, I interacted with a wide variety of leading software, hardware and networking vendors and did extensive... more>>
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Stephen Beaver is the co-author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center and Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration as well as being contributing author of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and How to Cheat at Configuring VMware ESX Server. Stephen is... more>>
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