Server Virtualisation Project Proposal
I'm just about to start writing up a proposal for our server replacement programme next year (need to get in there early to plan for the funds!) and the main focus of it will be on virtualisation.
Just wondering if anyone has some of the intro text that they'd be willing to share as I guess we've all wrote about the same things regarding power savings, DR and so on so seems silly to re-invent the wheel?
I guess the following issues also need to come into play...
- VMWare vs Hyper-V (licensing costs vs "free")
- OS upgrade to Server 2008
- storage, SAN consolidation and justifying the cost that goes with it, will it perform?
- changes to backup solution, might need to change how we do things to suit VMs, Acronis looks better than Backup Exec at the moment but there might be more options?
Any other advice for what helped get you the go-ahead for a project and any pitfalls to watch out for would be much appreciated :cool: