Pop quiz: Virtual appliances

Virtual appliances are a popular way to deploy applications. So how much do you know about this vital virtualization technology?

Virtual appliances are prebuilt virtual machines, making them a quick and easy method for deploying applications on a hypervisor platform. As the server virtualization market has matured, many IT shops prefer virtual appliances over creating custom virtual machines for applications. In response, a growing number of vendors offer the option to download their products as virtual appliances.

How much do you know about virtual appliances? There's only one way to find out. Test your knowledge by taking our virtual appliance quiz!

This was first published in July 2012

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