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Virtualization Essentials, 2nd Edition by Matthew Portnoy

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Chapter 14Understanding Applications in a Virtual Machine

Virtualization and all of its accompanying benefits are changing the way infrastructures are designed and deployed, but the underlying reasons are all about the applications. Applications are the programs that run a company's business, provide them with a competitive advantage, and ultimately deliver the revenue that allows a company to survive and grow. With the corporate lifeblood at risk, application owners are reluctant to change from the existing models of how they have deployed applications to a virtual infrastructure. Once they understand how a virtual environment can help mitigate their risk in the areas of performance, security, and availability, they are usually willing to ...

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