Chapter 5

Application Management in Virtualized Systems

Abstract

This chapter addresses the evolution of virtualization, an innovative concept designed to enable organizations to gain better control over their IT resources, reduce network equipment costs, and reduce power and space requirements. Two of the most common ways to characterize virtualization is to view it as a logical abstraction of a physical system that allows multiple physical systems to appear as a single logical system, or a single physical system that is partitioned to appear as multiple independent logical systems. The multiple facets of virtualization include virtualized desktops, virtualized applications, virtual appliances, network virtualization, storage virtualization, and ...

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