Published: 21 April 2010
Analyst(s): Bill Pray
Virtualized e-mail servers have been restricted to testing, non-mailbox server roles, or small office implementations. Support from e-mail vendors has been limited, and the vendors often recommend e-mail servers run on "bare metal." However, improved virtualization technologies and enhancements to e-mail server solutions have changed the landscape. Enterprises can now take advantage of virtualization for production e-mail servers and realize the benefits of application virtualization. Enterprises must take into account some caveats before deciding to move e-mail servers from bare metal to virtualized servers. In this assessment, Analyst Bill Pray provides details on running virtualized e-mail servers.
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