Migrate to a dynamic, on-demand data delivery platform If you're looking to hit the ground running with any virtualization project, large or small, this book is going to give you the start you need, and along the way will offer you some cautionary tales that will even take some seasoned virtualization veterans by surprise. --From the foreword by Chris Wolf, Senior Analyst, Burton Group Transform your IT infrastructure into a leaner, greener datacenter with expert guidance from a pair of industry professionals. Through clear explanations, examples, and a five-step deployment plan, Virtualization: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to maximize the latest technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. Consolidate your servers, set up virtual machines and applications, and manage virtual desktop environments. You'll also learn how to implement reliable security, monitoring, and backup procedures. Select a virtualization platform and develop rollout plans Perform pre-deployment network and workstation tests Configure virtual machines, storage devices, and workloads Set up and secure a fully virtualized and highly available server environment Manage a centralized, on-demand application delivery framework Handle volatile and persistent desktop virtualization Use hypervisors to facilitate workload delivery Implement failsafe system backup and recovery strategies
Danielle Ruest is a senior enterprise workflow architect and consultant, and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the Virtual Machine product line. Nelson Ruest is a senior enterprise IT architect and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the Windows Server product line. Together, they are the coauthors of Microsoft Windows Server 2008: The Complete Reference and other titles.