Let's Get Virtual: A Look at Today's Server Virtualization Architectures
Today, vendors are building hardware and software platforms that can deliver virtualization solutions at near-native performance. To get the most out of virtualization technologies, keep in mind that the answer to every consolidation or availability problem may not be a single virtualization technology, but instead a combination of complementary solutions.Increasing power demands and space limitations in the data center have begun to transition server virtualization technologies from luxuries to necessities. Server virtualization provides a path toward server consolidation that results in significant power and space savings, while also offering high availability and system portability. This free research (registration required) covers the various virtualization architectures.