8. Choosing a Virtualization Technology

The preceding chapters described different forms of server virtualization, each with its own strengths and limitations. But which is the right combination to use?

No one answer applies equally well in all situations. Each form of virtualization has both strengths and weaknesses, which must be weighed against each other. One approach might provide great value in one situation, but offer little value in another scenario. Some virtualization solutions can be combined, making it possible to benefit from the advantages of more than one virtualization technology at the same time.

This chapter discusses potential advantages and disadvantages of layering virtualization technologies. It also provides guidelines ...

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