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Finding the best server hardware for virtualization

Choosing the right server hardware to maximize virtualization benefits is an important investment. To gain the high consolidation ratios you're after, you need powerful-enough hardware to support your workloads and applications.

In this expert ebook, explore the hardware consideration to keep in mind as you virtualize, including:

  • Processor
  • Memory
  • Form factors
  • And more

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