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There are numerous virtualisaton platform choices from VMware vSphere, ESX and VMware Server; to Microsoft Hyper-V, to Citrix Systems' XenServer, to Oracle VM and Red Hat KVM and more. So choosing a virtualisation technology can be daunting. This section on virtualisation platforms helps you make informed decisions about your virtualisation environment and provides news, technical advice and vendor comparisons as you consider such factors as virtualisation product pricing and resulting data centre costs; hypervisor features; platform flexibility, interoperability issues and vendor lock-in; regulatory concerns; virtualisation support and licensing considerations; and the resulting cost for your data centre; advice and step-by-step guidance on installing VMware, Hyper-V XenServer or other virtualisation technologies as well as critical guidance on migrating to VMware, Hyper-V and alternative virtualisation platforms. We also consider networking, storage, hardware and other factors in weighing the pros and cons of various virtualisation platforms.