Feb 01, 2012
VMware can bring tremendous operational flexibility to organizations of all sizes. While it is often thought of as a large data center technology its value to the small to medium sized business should not be overlooked.
These businesses typically have grown to a point where they have a need for four to five servers running functions like Exchange, SQL, applications like financial packages, and file serving. And often, they find that a single physical host running those functions within virtual machines can replace all these servers.
The problem is that putting all these functions onto one physical host means a single hardware failure could impact all of them.