Many production Exchange Server deployments are virtualized. This is to achieve better hardware utilisation, provide operational flexibility or align with data centre deployment standards. As a business critical server application, it's important to understand the implications of virtualising Exchange Server and ensure that deployments are aligned to Microsoft's best practices and meet the ever changing business demands of a modern messaging service. This breakout session will cover what has been learned about the best ways to deploy Exchange Server in a virtual environment, the various virtualisation technologies that can impact Exchange Server user experience, and scenarios where virtualisation may not be the best choice. Also the differences between Exchange Server native data protection and the high availability and failover features offered by virtualisation stacks will be examined to help you make informed design decisions.