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What every Exchange administrator should know about virtualization

Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in a properly architected and configured virtualized environment can yield significant benefits such as the ability to consolidate hardware, pool resources, and improve disaster recovery and high availability uptime. Before architecting a virtualized Exchange Server infrastructure, however, there are a few things you should know. In this podcast, get valuable answers to frequently asked questions on Exchange Server virtualization, including:

  • What are the benefits of virtualizing Exchange Server versus other application servers?
  • With a limited budget, where does Exchange fall on the list of virtualization candidates?
  • Which Exchange Server roles are the best candidates for virtualization, yielding the best bang for your buck?
  • Is it a good idea to virtualize Mailbox servers in a standby continuous replication (SCR) or cluster continuous replication (CCR) server cluster?
  • What is Microsoft's current support stance on virtualizing Exchange Server?


Dustin P. Lema Consultant, BT Professional Services Dustin P. Lema has been working in mid-sized and enterprise businesses for more than 12 years. He is currently a consultant in the professional services group of BT in North America, which provides solutions that help enterprises effectively use technology to drive business growth. He focuses on Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory and Windows Server, along with third-party products and solutions from multiple vendors. As a consultant, Dustin has been involved in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange solutions. He recently obtained his VMware VCP and is currently tackling Exchange Server virtualization issues.
30 Sep 2008
Sep 8, 2008

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