Cloud services, such as Amazon EC2, have helped bring virtualization to the forefront of the IT conversation. Its full power however, also includes benefits such as high availability, disaster recovery, and rapid application provisioning. In this article, Contegix CEO Matthew Porter, discusses how virtualization can be used to bring these benefits to enterprise and Saas deployments.
VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide provides a wealth of practical insights into setting up virtualization in todays corporate environments. InfoQ is proud to provide both a book excerpt and an interview with the authors Ron Oglesby, Scott Herold, and Mike Laverick.
It was only recently that Amazon took cloud computing mainstream with the release of EC2. They are not the only game in town however. This new article takes a look at cloud server providers EC2, Mosso, and GoGrid.
While virtualization provides many benefits, security can not be a forgotten concept in its application.
It is easy to think that virtualization applies only to servers. In reality the recent resurgence of the concept is also being applied to networking, storage, and application infrastructure. 5