Date Added: Jul 2009
Most companies start down the path of server virtualization by learning about the technology and how it works, testing it against simple applications, and determining where it can be safely applied. In this phase, implementation nearly always starts with test and development systems before moving gingerly into production. It is here that the Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities are first tested on less critical applications. During the acclimation phase, IT typically virtualizes applications that are considered easy targets, because they have low business impact, few users, and minimal performance requirements.