Virtualization For Dummies

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Virtualization has become a “megatrend”—and for good reason. Implementing virtualization allows for more efficient utilization of network server capacity, simpler storage administration, reduced energy costs, and better use of corporate capital. In other words: virtualization helps you save money, energy, and space. Not bad, huh? <p>If you’re thinking about “going virtual” but have the feeling everyone else in the world understands exactly what that means while you’re still virtually in the dark, take heart. <i>Virtualization for Dummies</i> gives you a thorough introduction to this hot topic and helps you evaluate if making the switch to a virtual environment is right for you.</p> <p>This fun and friendly guide starts with a detailed overview of exactly <i>what</i> virtualization is and exactly <i>how</i> it works, and then takes you on a tour of the benefits of a virtualized environment, such as added space in overcrowded data centers, lower operations costs through more efficient infrastructure administration, and reduced energy costs through server consolidation.</p> <p>Next, you’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to:</p> <ul type=”disc”> <li>Perform a server virtualization cost versus benefit analysis</li> <li>Weigh server virtualization options</li> <li>Choose hardware for your server virtualization project</li> <li>Create a virtualized software environment</li> <li>Migrate to—and manage—your new virtualized environment</li> </ul> <p>Whether you’re an IT manager looking to sell the idea to your boss, or just want to learn more about how to create, migrate to, and successfully manage a virtualized environment, <i>Virtualization for Dummies</i> is your go-to guide for virtually everything you need to know.</p>

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