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Choices: Virtual or Physical Servers

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  November 20, 2013

According to an article written by Leo Hart for IT News Today, lower costs, increased flexibility, and many other positive options have caused many of the world's businesses to adopt virtual server technology over recent years. The article notes that some organizations still choose to maintain a "_physical infrastructure_" and remain steadfast in keeping their place in the IT world.

According to the article, the best option depends on several details that need to be determined by the organization. In the article, Hart writes, "_The choice between physical or virtual servers can depend on what your resources are as a business and what your goals are with your company. Understanding the differences in physical or virtual infrastructure can help you to make a more informed choice for your business._."

The article outlines several factors a business should consider before making a solid choice when purchasing a server type – including cost, performance, and recovery. Hart adds, "_The choice between a physical or virtual infrastructure depends on what your business is looking for in terms of cost, performance, backup and IT growth._"

Read Leo Hart's breakdown of these factors and his insights in the full article at IT News Today.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  November 20, 2013