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Debate: Is VMware virtualization worth the cost?

Some say VMware virtualization costs too much and isn't worth it -- our expert says that if you need the advanced technologies VMware provides, the price isn't bad.

Virtualizing may cost more, but the benefits are worth it

By Eric Siebert, Contributor

Do the benefits of virtualization outweigh its costs? Ever since virtualization became a viable technology for data centers, this debate has raged within IT circles. In this article, Siebert refutes the argument that companies are virtualizing servers because its trendy, but it's not cost effective.


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This was last published in June 2010

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