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November 6, 2008

The Costs of Implementing Virtualization in the SME

Kurt Marko

Even as virtual server software has downscaled to more mainstream, pedestrian platforms, it has retained one premium characteristic: price. While virtualization promises to reduce hardware acquisition costs by consolidating multiple servers onto one physical box, until recently, this came at a steep price, often running thousands of dollars per machine in software licensing. Those days are ending.

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