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This chapter provides an overview of major virtual platforms and tools on the market with a focus on building a framework for the cloud. It explains how automation, VM templating, chargeback and other features define cloud computing. We explore considerations surrounding various virtualization platforms, plus the numerous management tools on the market that can help companies build upon their virtual infrastructure and fully prepare for a cloud environment. Access >>>
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