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Cloud Computing by A. Srinivasan

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CHAPTER 9

GRID, CLOUD AND VIRTUALIZATION

9.1 Virtualization in Grid

9.2 Virtualization in Cloud

9.3 Virtualization and Cloud Security

Virtualization is a core technique for many applications in the computing systems. In the mainframe days itself, virtualization concept was used, but only in the recent years it has come under lime light. The powerful virtualization solutions helped in managing data centres both for commercial and academic purposes. The main goal of these activities is managing a server and/or storage consolidation for better system utilization and ownership at low cost. On the other hand, virtualization also offers new and powerful features with regards to service-based infrastructures.

Virtualization is often coupled with virtual ...

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