For Exchange 2010, virtualization and advanced Storage Area Network (SAN) features provide value to IT organizations looking to increase data center efficiency by pooling resources. Virtualization and Storage Area Networks provide increased agility to dynamically scale mailboxes and enhance business continuity. While scaling up resources is the most prevalent design concern, there can be opposite situations where resources have been overprovisioned. In physical deployments, dynamically scaling system resources or having to reallocate over provisioned resources is a difficult task. However, with virtualization and SAN deployments, resources provide the ability to be adjusted and “right sized” as the business demands change.

While virtualization of Exchange is not necessarily new, it has now reached the level of operational maturity needed to support enterprise deployments. The sizing guidelines and design decisions in this white paper describe important details on how the HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server blades and 3PAR StoreServ storage can be configured and deployed to support virtualized Exchange 2010 enterprise deployments.

Download the white paper here.