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Microsoft Virtualization by Robert M Keefer, Jason Boomer, James Sabovik, Thomas Olzak

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Chapter 1

What is virtualization?

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Evolution of virtualization

Virtualization defined

How virtualization works

Server virtualization

Client virtualization

Building a business case for virtualization

Virtualization and business continuity

The other side of virtualization

Finally, drop the hammer

Summary

This chapter is not intended to expose you to the tedium of a step-by-step exploration of virtualization. We assume anyone picking up this book already understands the value of this emerging technology. Instead, we provide a quick overview of virtualized servers and end-user devices. We also provide information useful for making a business case for shifting IT budget dollars in that direction. Finally, we provide you with a list ...

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