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Description: 10:12 minutes.  YouTube video with Dell CTO to talk about virtualization.  This is the opportunity to discuss how virtualization can increase the flexibility of IT assets, allowing companies to consolidate IT infrastructure, reduce maintenance and administrative costs, and prepare for strategic IT initiatives such as grid computing, utility computing, and service oriented architecture. 

Virtualization separates business applications and data from hardware resources.  Allows companies to pool hardware resources-rather than to dedicate servers to applications-and assign those resources as needed.

Major types of virtualization are the following: network virtualization that is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into a single storage device that is managed from a central console; network virtualization combines available resources; and hardware virtualization that is the use of software to emulate hardware or a total computer environment other than the one the software is actually running in.

Source: Kevin Kettler, Dell Chief Technology Officer, YouTube Video

Date: 8/26/2006

Link: Discussion

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why the big deal about virtualization?

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