News and Information About Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Server Consolidation

Along with innovative cloud computing technologies, virtualization and server consolidation can enable a business to substantially reduce its carbon footprint. Here you will find news and developments about virtualization technologies and how they can help your business become more environmentally friendly.

What Is the Cloud? An Overview of Cloud Technology

As part of a multi-part series of articles, I will walk you through the basics of the Cloud, some top cloud hosting providers and even a how-to article showing you how easy it is to dive in and start using the Cloud. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Cloud, it’s time to listen up.

Virtualization 101: The Basics

Virtualization of servers allows companies to rapidly deploy more IT resources with a smaller carbon footprint than they could if they had to deploy the same number of physical servers. Where data centers might have previously held thousands of servers, only a few are required.

How Much Video Memory Do I Need for Virtualization?

Virtualization is the means through which several instances of an operating system can run on a single hardware platform. Companies use virtualization to consolidate the number of physical servers in the data center. The IT admin must carefully size the amount of memory used by virtual machines.

What are the Different Types of Virtualization?

Virtualization is the ability of a server to run multiple instances of an operating system simultaneously. Each OS is unaware of the existence of the other guest operating sytems and runs as if it had sole access to the hardware. There are different types of virtualization depending on requirements.