Microsoft SQL Server Consolidation and Virtualization

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About Microsoft SQL Server Consolidation and Virtualization

SQL Server consolidation is by no means a new ideology. Database admins and developers have been looking into consolidation as a way to counter SQL Server sprawl for years now. With advancements in virtualization technology, however, the benefits of SQL Server consolidation are greater than ever before. This topic page features best practices and expert advice dealing with SQL Server virtualization and consolidation. Here you'll find info outlining the advantages of consolidating SQL Servers through virtualization, specifically through Microsoft Hyper-V. You'll also learn how enhanced scalability, manageability and performance features included with SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 help to simplify the consolidation process while at the same time maintaining high availability. Finally, be sure to check out our expert eBook "SQL Server consolidation: Why, when and how to consolidate SQL Servers" for all the basics to get you started.