[SASAG] Virtualizing MS Windows

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 16:45:52 PDT 2007


Atom Powers wrote:
> Much to my dismay, the number of MS Windows only services that I need
> to support seems to be growing. Most of them are fairly low-load but
> because of the nature of MS Windows applications I would like to
> dedicate a server for each application. Obviously purchasing a server
> for each service is very inefficient.
> 
> Can anybody recommend a product that I can use to run multiple MS
> Windows services without purchasing a ton of hardware? I have 4-5 MS
> Windows services that I need to "upgrade" in the next couple months.

VMWare is what we use. We're using Ubuntu to host several Windows installations, and It 
Just Works, pretty much.

BTW, we're just using the free version at the moment, but will likely be upgrading to the 
pay version for DR and load-balancing purposes.

Kurt



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