Preparing the Data Center for a Move to Virtualization

This primer is designed to provide business decision makers and other potential buyers with basic knowledge about the exploding market of the virtualization industry—its evolution and the current landscape, along with a glossary of terms. It also includes a checklist of signs that your data center needs virtualization.

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