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Better Virtualization: Microsoft Hyper-V With AMD Opteron Processors

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Executive Summary

Virtualization using x64 servers can help enterprises consolidate server workloads and reduce costs, while creating a dynamic IT infrastructure that makes provisioning and managing servers, streamlining software development, and providing better business continuity easier. No wonder 54 percent of enterprises and 53 percent of small and midsize business have either implemented x86 server virtualization already or will do so in the next 12 months, according to Cambridge, Mass.-based analyst firm Forrester Research Inc. Virtualization's advantages are especially welcome in today's difficult economy, in which IT budgets and personnel are likely to remain under pressure for some time.

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