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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Chapter 1. Components of VMware View

Virtualization , the technology of abstracting the operating systems from the underlying physical server components, has become a cornerstone of the data center architecture. Virtualization allows organizations to run not just one operating system per physical server in the data center, but tens, dozens, or even hundreds, on a single physical server. The benefits of virtualization are many, including a reduction in hardware, power, and cooling costs. In addition, virtualization allows for new techniques of distribution and resilience to be applied, such as VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMware High Availability (HA). Server virtualization, the virtualization of server operating systems on ...

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