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Published: 23 Oct 2013

With SMB 3.0 included in Microsoft Windows Server 2012, using Windows file sharing for virtual environments is much faster, safer and easier. Terri McClure outlines some features. The ability to reduce both Capex and Opex, and the potential to deliver greater mobility and agility, has kept server virtualization atop IT priority lists: cited by 26% to 33% of respondents, ESG research has ranked server virtualization first on those lists for three of the past four years. The challenge for many organizations, however, has been implementing virtualization with mission-critical, tier-one workloads. IT organizations are concerned that the aggregation of multiple, dissimilar workloads -- often called the "I/O blender effect" -- will create unpredictable, and therefore unreliable, application performance. And while cost reduction has risen in importance, reducing costs seldom outweighs the need for keeping tier-one production applications at peak performance. The benefits of server virtualization initially come from reducing equipment and energy costs by ... Access >>>

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