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Episode #31: Talking About Virtualization

Episode #31: Talking About Virtualization

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Although virtualization technology has been mainstream now for a number of years, it’s still a hot topic of discussion among IT professionals. However, the conversation has changed. No longer is it a question of “should we virtualize?” but rather, “how do we get the most out of our virtualized environment?”, “how do we manage it all?” and “now that we’ve virtualized some of our servers, should we be looking at our desktops?”.

For this edition, I’ve taken a recent webcast that I hosted with guests Galen Schreck, a Principle Analyst from Forrester Research and Bruce Cowper, the Virtualization Lead from Microsoft Canada and have condensed it down to 20 minutes of goodness for your listening pleasure. During our conversation where we took questions from the live on-line audience, we cover topics such as how the Microsoft solution stacks up against the competition, the nuances of licensing and where virtualization technology research may be heading in the future.

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  • Yeah, you're certainly spot on Ruth. Managing and even outsourcing are still being mastered these days.

  • Thanks a lot , please talk about dashbord or visualisation.

  • Thanks magicjack! Glad you enjoyed the podcast.

  • Thanks Ali - I'll consider those for future podcast topics.

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