CHAPTER 4

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Virtual Machines Deployment and Management

We think everyone on the planet deserves to have their own virtual data center in the cloud.

—Lew Tucker, CTO, Sun Cloud Group

There is no doubt that virtualization technology plays a major role in cloud computing, whether private or public cloud. In fact, I’d say it’s thanks to virtualization that the cloud runs at all, since it’s the core of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) part of the cloud.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the benefits of using virtualization. Instead, let’s take a couple of minutes and think about it. What if the IaaS ran on top of the physical servers? I ...

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