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Recently, Layered Technologies announced that the company became the first hosting provider to launch dedicated servers running Microsoft Windows 2008 and Hyper-V. In this exclusive interview, we talk to Mr. Todd Abrams, COO & President of the company, about the challenges and promises of virtualization technology.
HostReview: Layered Technologies’ Hyper-V dedicated server offerings are most likely meant for professionals. Nevertheless, how would you explain the benefits of LT's Windows Server 2008 based virtualization solutions to a less tech-savvy audience?
Todd Abrams:I’ve seen a lot of people overcomplicate the concepts behind virtualization.This seems to make those of us who are less technical shy away from experimenting with the technology.But the reality is that virtualization actually simplifies installation and management of operating systems and applications.One example of how virtualization could make life easier comes in the form of pre-packaged applications.Let’s say a business wanted to use the popular Sugar CRM application.Instead of having to install an operating system, install the application, optimize both, and secure them, one could simply download a virtual machine created by a Sugar CRM expert and run it instantly.Indeed, once a server has been virtualize