Small Business Virtualization Roadmap - Slide 8

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Next Step Four: Execution-8 Next

Step Four: Execution

Once approved, CDW suggests the following steps:

  1. Finalize candidates for virtualization.
  2. Determine the virtualization platform.
  3. Determine the server hardware platform.
  4. Determine the storage hardware platform.
  5. Revisit backup/restore architecture.
  6. Understand server operating system licensing.
  7. Plan the project.
  8. Educate and implement.
  9. Leverage physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion to the greatest degree possible.

How can small businesses know if virtualization is a fit? To answer this question, CDW surveyed nearly 300 small business Information Technology (IT) professionals through Spiceworks, a social network for IT, interviewing those that have and have not virtualized for their perceptions of and experiences with server virtualization.

The resulting Small Business Virtualization Roadmap examines the opportunities and challenges related to server virtualization.

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