Server Virtualization is the process of presenting a logical grouping or subset of computing resources so that they can be accessed in ways that give benefits over the original configuration. This new virtual view of the resources is not restricted by the implementation, geographic location or the physical configuration of underlying resources. Commonly virtualized resources include computing power and data storage.
With Grid computing, computer systems and other resources aren’t necessarily constrained to be dedicated to individual users or applications, but can be made available for dynamic pooling or sharing to meet the changing needs of the organization.
White Paper Published By: Opalis
Published Date: Nov 06, 2006
Virtualization adds additional layers of overhead and complexity, so cost savings on hardware are often offset by the increase in time and staff that are required to manage these environments. Learn more in this descriptive white paper.