With the recent change in licensing fees (Free!!) for both Windows virtual PC and VMWare I’m starting to think that using a virtual server is the best way to setup a test environment for my company. We’re going to be getting a new ERP package early next year and we need a test server to try out all the software updates, windows updates, and other changes before applying them to the production server.
Does anyone else use virtulization technology for testing like that? Are there any drawbacks that you could share with me? It sounds almost too good to be true, I’m wondering what the catch is.