Using IBM Virtualization to Manage Cost and Efficiency

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Published on 17 March 2009

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Authors: Shannon Meier

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    Abstract

    Virtualization is part of the IBM® Dynamic Infrastructure® vision to build a smarter planet. IBM demonstrates leadership in virtualization and consolidation solutions that reduce cost, improve asset utilization, and speed provisioning of new services.

    This IBM Redguide™ publication serves as both an introduction to the benefits that can be realized through virtualization and an overview of pertinent IBM hardware and software virtualization solutions to deliver that value.

    This Redguide publication is organized into four main areas:

    * An executive overview of the benefits and business drivers of virtualization (page 1)

    * A quick look at consolidation using virtualization (page 5)

    * An overview of IBM hardware and software virtualization technologies (page 9)

    * The next steps to evaluating and deploying virtualization (page 35).

    Table of Contents

    Executive overview

    Virtualization benefits

    Consolidation using virtualization

    IBM server virtualization features and benefits

    Storage virtualization features and benefits

    Systems and virtualization management

    Summary

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