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A Virtualization Technology Guide for Beginners and Experts Alike

"If you're looking to hit the ground running with any virtualization project, large or small, this book is going to give you the start you need, and along the way will offer you some cautionary tales that will even take some seasoned virtualization veterans by surprise." — From the foreword by Chris Wolf, Senior Analyst, Burton Group

Virtualization is a relatively new concept in the world of information technology, but one that has seen tremendous growth in its short history. Virtualization platforms enable businesses to effectively administrate programs and data, improve efficiencies, and lower IT costs. If you’re an IT professional interested in learning more about virtualization, or a business owner curious about the advantages of virtualization, “Virtualization: A Beginner’s Guide” is an introduction to virtualization that allows you to grasp the core concepts of virtualization technology.

What’s Covered in the Virtualization Beginner’s Guide

Virtualization: A Beginner’s Guide offers clear explanations and information backed by industry professionals, including real-world examples and implementations of virtualization technology. Virtualization: A Beginner’s Guide covers not only the VMware platform and its features, but also popular virtualization platforms from Citrix and Microsoft. Covering everything from the concept of virtualization to utilizing VMware and other technologies to build a leaner, greener datacenter; this comprehensive virtualization beginners’ guide covers the following topics, and more:

  • Deciding on the best virtualization platform and forming a rollout strategy
  • Network and workstation specs for testing before deployment
  • Constructing virtual machines, network storage and workloads
  • Building a highly accessible server environment
  • Maintaining centralized, on-demand delivery frameworks
  • Dealing with volatile desktop virtualization
  • Administrating and managing workloads by utilizing hypervisors
  • Including backups, fail safes and recovery tactics

Whether you’re an IT professional, business owner, or a student, Virtualization: A Beginners’ Guide provides an effective introduction to virtualization and prepares you to move your business infrastructure to a virtual platform, or to begin learning the details and specifics of virtualization programs such as Microsoft Azure, VMware vSphere and ESXi, Parallels, and other leading virtualization platforms. Start your journey into the world of virtualization today!

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