We are in the midst of a substantial change in the way computing services are provided. As a consumer, you surf the Web on your cell phone, get directions from a GPS device, and stream movies and music from the cloud. At the heart of these services is virtualization—the ability to abstract a physical server into a virtual machine.
In this chapter, you will explore some of the basic concepts of virtualization, review how the need for virtualization came about, and learn why virtualization is a key building block to the future of computing.
- Describing virtualization
- Understanding the importance of virtualization
- Understanding virtualization software operation
Over the last 50 ...