Q: What are the current CPU platforms?
The range of CPU platforms and [operating system] combinations is going to make a difference to what you can virtualize and what you can't. There may be a benefit in virtualizing your x86 Windows and Linux servers and taking that SQL database off an Itanium and onto a virtual x86 application. However, this might not give you the best performance and might not be the most efficient way of virtualizing the infrastructure.
This was first published in February 2008