Server repurposing comes to the channel

My latest tech files column for eWeek’s Strategic Partner edition talks about how the concept of server repurposing is extending virtualization and describes ways that VARs should take a closer look at this technology. The idea is to take the parts of a server such as its IP address, its disk storage, and its associated applications, and make them virtual so that they can run on any machine in a data center and aren’t tied to a particular piece of hardware. When an enterprise needs more processing power for particular applications, you can bring up a new server in a matter of minutes and have it satisfy this demand.

You can read the full version here.

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