CHAPTER 8

FOUNDATIONS

8.1 Definition of Virtualization

8.2 Adopting Virtualization

8.3 Types of Virtualization

8.4 Virtualization Architecture and Software

8.5 Virtual Clustering

8.6 Virtualization Application

8.7 Pitfalls of Virtualization

8.1 DEFINITION OF VIRTUALIZATION

‘Virtualization is a methodology for dividing the computer resources to more than one execution environment by applying more concepts like partitioning, time-sharing, machine simulation and emulation.’

Virtualization can be expressed as a brand new trend in IT, which includes autonomic computing and utility computing. This new trend helps the IT environment to manage itself and every available resource is seen as a utility, where a client pays per use. Virtualization reduces ...

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