Commercial environments

As with the free offerings, there are a number of commercial environments that we'd do well to explore in this book. We will look at both type 1 and type 2 virtualization solutions.


vSphere is an extremely powerful continuation of the capabilities discussed with the VMware hypervisor; the added capabilities and features make it well worth the investment to deploy sophisticated and complex virtual architectures. The tool provides many additional options above and beyond the free variant. These options are as follows:

  • Pool computing and storage resources across multiple physical hosts
  • Centralized management of multiple hosts using VMware vCenter Server
  • Improved service levels and operational efficiency
  • Live migration of ...

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