Virtualization is one of those buzz words that has been gaining immense popularity
with IT professionals and executives alike. Promising to reduce the ever-growing
infrastructure inside current data center implementations, virtualization technologies
have cropped up from dozens of software and hardware companies. But what exactly
is it? Is it right for everyone? And how can it benefit your organization?
Virtualization has actually been around more than three decades. Once only
accessible by the large, rich, and prosperous enterprise, virtualization technologies
are now available in every aspect of computing, including hardware, software, and
communications, for a nominal cost. In many cases, the technology is freely available
(thanks to open-source initiatives)...