In Windows Server® 2008, Microsoft is introducing new features and technologies that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimize environmental byproducts, and increase server efficiency. This document describes some of these features and technologies.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, like its predecessor Windows Server 2008, has been designed with energy efficiency in mind. Recent tests found that Windows Server 2008 R2 improved power efficiency by up to 18 percent over Windows Server 2003, out of the box.
In this paper, various configurations of Exchange Server 2007 are tested in physical and virtual environments to evaluate the performance scalability and to understand the sizing requirements for Exchange Server 2007 in a virtualized environment.
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