Virtualization For Dummies
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: December 2007
Pages: 362

Virtualization has become a “megatrend”—and forgood reason. Implementing virtualization allows for more efficientutilization of network server capacity, simpler storageadministration, reduced energy costs, and better use of corporatecapital. In other words: virtualization helps you save money,energy, and space. Not bad, huh?

If you’re thinking about “going virtual” buthave the feeling everyone else in the world understands exactlywhat that means while you’re still virtually in the dark,take heart. Virtualization for Dummies gives you a thoroughintroduction to this hot topic and helps you evaluate if making theswitch to a virtual environment is right for you.

This fun and friendly guide starts with a detailed overview ofexactly what virtualization is and exactly how itworks, and then takes you on a tour of the benefits of avirtualized environment, such as added space in overcrowded datacenters, lower operations costs through more efficientinfrastructure administration, and reduced energy costs throughserver consolidation.

Next, you’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to:

  • Perform a server virtualization cost versus benefitanalysis
  • Weigh server virtualization options
  • Choose hardware for your server virtualization project
  • Create a virtualized software environment
  • Migrate to—and manage—your new virtualizedenvironment

Whether you’re an IT manager looking to sell the idea toyour boss, or just want to learn more about how to create, migrateto, and successfully manage a virtualized environment,Virtualization for Dummies is your go-to guide for virtuallyeverything you need to know.

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