This chapter concentrates on full virtualization and paravirtualization. Full virtualization completely separates the operating system from the hardware layer, while paravirtualization is more hardware-dependent. Both solutions allow you to provide a standardized platform on which to deploy your architecture. Not all vendors support full virtualization, so refer to your provider for more information on which form of virtualization is supported.
Using virtualization, you can deploy a fully configured workstation or server within just a few hours. If you have a large external drive, you can even build a server image on ...