The pros and cons of virtualizing SQL Server environments

Virtualization is a hot trend in the computing world, offering businesses substantial cost and performance benefits that include server consolidation, reducing power consumption and the effortless creation of virtual development and test environments. As a result of this trend, many organizations are interested in virtualizing SQL Server, and for a good reason. These benefits of virtualized environments increase business continuity and allow database administrators (DBAs) and IT professionals to build an agile IT infrastructure. That is why just about everyone in IT is using virtualization to some extent, although many DBAs are still not sure about whether they should virtualize their SQL Server infrastructure or what benefits they would be able to achieve by doing this.

Checkout my article here, in which I discussed the pros and cons of virtualizing SQL Server environments.

This article is published on SearchSQLServer.techtarget.com.

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