Moving to VMware virtualisation
Posted on 2010-09-20
I was wondering if anyone could help me on EE to better understand what i would need in order to move to virtual environment using vmware.
The organisation looks like this:
Windows server 2003
Windows xp environment slowly migrating to windows 7
If you need more details I can provide.
Some stations are old and they are pretty slow compared to the new machines which were introduced not long ago. Would virtualizing desktops increase the speed those amchines operate? Would going virtual increase the speed of DATABASEs?
We also have a program called MERTEX which the whole company uses so the same question again would having virtual environment increase the performance?
Or is vmware more for security and so the downtime is minimized, or can it boost performance of desktop user experiance and organization as a whole. There is information on vmware but its very hard to undertand on which solution would we need in order to go virtual and maybe someone has an idea on costs and licencing?
Which vmware solution would fit the bill?
Thanks in advance... If further information is needed i will provide it.