Virtual Machines

In this chapter, you will learn:

•   A brief history of virtualization

•   Reasons for virtualizing

•   The role of hypervisors

•   Virtualization strategies

•   Use of containers for application-level virtualization

In the midst of electronics becoming faster and less expensive, the information technology industry has rediscovered virtualization technology. Not surprisingly, the idea of virtualizing resources has been around for decades and originated in the mainframe world. While many might think about using virtual machines on their PC to access different operating systems, or using them for a number of other reasons, virtualization covers much more ground than simply VMware, VirtualBox, or one of the other virtualization ...

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