The IPD for Virtualization is available in the donwload center. Infrastructure Planning and Design guides include:
  • Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process.
  • Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.
  • Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.
  • Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.
These guides complement product documentation by focusing on infrastructure design options.

Each guide leads the reader through critical infrastructure design decisions, in the appropriate order, evaluating the available options for each decision against its impact on critical characteristics of the infrastructure. The IPD Series highlights when service and infrastructure goals should be validated with the organization and provides additional questions that should be asked of service stakeholders and decision makers.

IPD consists of the following downloadable packages:
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design Series Introduction
  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
  • SoftGrid Application Virtualization
  • Windows Server Virtualization (for Windows Server 2008 virtualization and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1)