“Heh heh… You said naked.”
Yep. But when I say “naked servers”, I mean bare-metal servers.
“So.. was that just a trick to get more people to read this article?”
Both Microsoft and VMware have methods of automatically turning these machines into something useful: Virtualization Hosts. Whether it’s one server or dozens or hundreds or even thousands, businesses don’t want to have to install operating systems on these bare machines through a manual process. And it’s not just the installation, but the important configuration of networking and storage and even adding the machines to a failover cluster of virtualization hosts.