Today's server platforms offer a host of options for SMBs and enterprise IT buyers; it's important to learn the essentials before making any purchasing decisions
"The explosive growth of cloud computing platforms and the preceding wave of virtualization have significantly altered the role of the server among SMBs and enterprises.
Virtualization enabled organizations to load multiple virtual machines (VMs) on a single, physical box, boosting hardware utilization and offering the ability to consolidate IT resources. Virtualization paved the way to the cloud, as IT managers were able to transfer VMs offsite to run on hyperscale providers, such as AWS, Google and Microsoft. Business-critical applications -- such as CRM, HR and ERP -- previously operating on in-house servers, also journeyed to the cloud in the form of software as a service..."
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