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Full virtualization and paravirtualization both enable hardware resource abstraction, but the two technologies differ when it comes to isolation levels. Continue Reading
A hypervisor is a function that abstracts -- isolates -- operating systems (OSes) and applications from the underlying computer hardware. Continue Reading
Virtualization is the creation of a virtual -- rather than actual -- version of something, such as an operating system (OS), a server, a storage device or network resources. Continue Reading
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Virtualization was a huge leap in data center technology with software such as hypervisors and virtual switches that expanded organizations' capabilities and redefined IT. Continue Reading
Deploying VDI effectively comes down to several key decisions, including whether to run the back-end infrastructure on premises or with a DaaS provider. Continue Reading
VMs, whether created by Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisors, offer many benefits in a virtualization project. Potential disadvantages include performance and resource consumption. Continue Reading
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Find out how techniques like memory compression, hypervisor swapping, memory ballooning and more can help you manage memory in your virtualized environment. Continue Reading
Moving a virtual data center from one physical location to another is a big undertaking, and without a well-thought-out data center migration plan, you are sure to run into issues. Continue Reading
Virtualization containers are being seen as an alternative to traditional virtualization methods. Containerization, in fact, seems destined to become one of the more popular types of virtualization, but few would argue that the container can replace... Continue Reading
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How many VMs can you put on a server? That depends on whether your hardware and virtual environment are well-matched. This tip offers four criteria to select the right servers. Continue Reading
Use cgroups to limit the resources a virtual container can consume to prevent oversubscription and contention. Continue Reading
With a plug-in framework and complete sVirt support, RHEV 3.2 offers more enterprise-level security and integration than before. Continue Reading