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Should your IT shop consider multiple server virtualization platforms?
This article is part of the Virtual Data Center issue of June 2011, Vol. 33
More IT shops are turning to multiple server virtualization platforms to reduce costs and improve interoperability with applications, but this data center architecture also creates new obstacles. More on hypervisor trends Virtualization hypervisor debate Secure virtualization requires secure hypervisors Hosted virtualization guide Every virtualization deployment starts with a hypervisor—which is software that forms the critical layer of abstraction between hardware and the operating system. Hypervisors allocate computing resources to each virtual machine (VM) and maintain the integrity of every VM within its own processing session. It seems like virtualization technology has sprung up almost overnight, maturing from a noble experiment into a reliable and effective staple of enterprise computing. And virtualization vendors have made the most of this maturity, adding a suite of powerful features and tools that simplify and automate many of the associated tasks. But as organizations expand their virtual environments, they’re ...
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