This article introduces and discusses three technologies, virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing, and then shows how they are combining to create new design and deployment options - "Virtual Service Oriented Grids." The business case for using this emergent model is also discussed.
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.
Learn about the new user experience of cloud computing providers EC2, Mosso, and GoGrid and their differing feature sets. 6
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