Server Virtualization: Taking a Holistic Approach to Improve Your Business

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Executive Summary

Recently a major American university conducted an audit of its internal IT infrastructure in an effort to identify and physically locate all the servers on its network. By isolating each connection to the network, IT personnel were able to locate all but one of their operational servers. Puzzled, they began to follow the actual physical wiring. Eventually, they discovered a trail of wires that disappeared into a wall. A few swings of a sledgehammer soon uncovered the object of their search: There, hidden away in a forgotten closet that had been walled over for years, was the missing, but still functioning, server.

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