Migrating to SQL Server 2008 and a Virtualized Environment

Tuesday Mar 16th 2010 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

You need to understand how migrating to SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 might be beneficial for your small to medium size business. To gain that additional knowledge, read this white paper to learn how the new features of SQL Server 2008 work in concert with the virtualization features of Windows Server 2008.

Do you have to be a big company, to take advantage of virtualization?   The answer is no.  More small and medium size businesses are considering virtualization.  If you are a Microsoft shop, it is now much easier to implement virtualization with Window Server 2008.  Server 2008 comes with Hyper-V, Microsoft's solution to virtualization.

There are many reasons why companies are considering virtualization.  Here is a short list of the some of those reasons:

- Reduce hardware and software costs
- Minimize energy costs
- Improve disaster recovery
- Minimizing System Administration costs

When you start looking SQL Server 2008 features in light of virtualization, you start to realize that there are many SQL Server 2008 features, which work in concert with virtualization.  Policy Based Management, Resource Governor, and High Availability options come to mind.

This white paper covers how migrating to SQL Server 2008 and deploying virtualization makes sense.  Also explored in the paper are case studies of successful deployments of SQL Server 2008 and virtualization.  Understand more about how migrating to SQL Server 2008 and exploiting its new features, along with Windows Server 2008, to provide a stable mature environment. 

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