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Mission-Critical Status

Every CIO and IT manager knows what the $64,000 question is when evaluating a new technology: Can I run mission-critical apps on it? If the answer isn't a firm, 100% "Yes," then you're testing it for a long time first or simply walking away from it.
Those bets are just too expensive to take otherwise. So it says something about the extent to which a company like VMWare has perfected server virtualization for non-mainframe machines that an Arizona credit union is taking the plunge and chancing that virtualization will mean no downtime for its major apps. My old friend Charles Babcock examines Desert Schools Federal Credit Union's decision in more depth here.