Hypervisors, Virtualization and the Cloud
This article presents hypervisor types and system virtualization in the Cloud context. You will learn how to determine which hypervisor meets your needs. Virtualization, which involves a shift in thinking from physical to logical, improves IT resource utilization by treating your company’s physical resources as pools from which virtual resources can be dynamically allocated.
Using virtualization in your environment, you are able to consolidate resources such as processors, storage, and networks into a virtual environment. System virtualization creates many virtual systems within a single physical system; virtual systems are independent operating environments that use virtual resources. System virtualization is most commonly implemented with hypervisor technology; hypervisors are software or firmware components that are able to virtualize system resources.