Virtualization is changing the shape of data centers and promising to remake the desktop. Although the benefits of virtualization are difficult to overstate, implementing these powerful technologies demands careful consideration and planning. Explore this interactive guide to learn more about server, storage, and desktop virtualization and whether they should play a role in your technology infrastructure.
Inside the Virtualization iGuide you'll find downloadable PDFs and InfoClip videos by InfoWorld editors and contributors that plumb the depths of virtualization technologies and provide practical guidance for their implementation and use. Start here for a deeper understanding of server, storage, and desktop virtualization, including their applications, benefits, challenges, and limitations:
Inside server virtualization. Full virtualization, paravirtualization, OS virtualization – what's the difference, and why one or the other? Find out in this three-minute, how-virtualization-works video. View InfoClip
Server virtualization. Server virtualization is helping companies large and small cut hardware costs, achieve new levels of flexibility, and simplify disaster recovery. Learn how to take full advantage of this remarkable technology. Read PDF
Inside storage virtualization. Imagine, storage management and migration without application downtime. Learn how block virtualization and file virtualization transcend the classic approaches to network storage in this three-minute video. Watch InfoClip
Deploying SAN and NAS virtualization. Unify management of heterogeneous storage devices, make proprietary systems interoperable, ease storage provisioning and data migration, and best of all, keep pace with ever-increasing storage requirements without impacting users. Read PDF
Thin client computing. Conventional server-based computing using Terminal Services has been delivering the benefits of desktop virtualization for years. Learn why traditional thin client computing suits some desktops but constrains others, and how new approaches deliver more flexibility and a better user experience. Read PDF
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. When the server maintains a virtual machine for every desktop user, a more PC-like experience results, but at the cost of complexity and substantial server and storage requirements. Learn the ins and outs of the new face of thin client computing Read PDF