Which virtualization solution is the best?
Posted on 2009-07-09
I have a server that supports virtualization so I was wondering which Hypervisor would be best for my production environment.
1> All but one server runs windows 2003 server. The server running windows 2000 server also runs our windows exchange 2003. This server needs to be redone as the store is corrupt and the machine is very old.
2> I want to install exchange 2003 on a virtual platform.
3> I don't forsee running anything but MS server solutions at this time.
4> I need a solution that makes backing up and load balancing feasible, ie minimum downtime if a virtual image goes down.
5> I am in an academic environment so, I don't know which vendors, besides MS have good academic pricing.
If more details are needed, I will be happy to provide them as needed.