Virtualization: The Big Picture

Virtualization is used in datacenters and clouds around the world. In this course, you’ll learn how virtualization works, it’s numerous benefits, and have a solid foundation for future product-focused virtualization courses in the learning path.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 14, 2018
Duration
60m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 14, 2018
Duration
60m
Description

New to virtualization? This course is one of the best entry-level virtualization courses you will find. In this course, Virtualization: The Big Picture, you’ll learn why you need virtualization and the basics of how it works. First, you'll gain an understanding of the IT challenge before virtualization then discover how virtualization solves these challenges by making IT more efficient, lowering costs, improving availability, and making the business more agile. From there, you’ll learn how the virtualization hypervisor uses abstraction to provide these incredible benefits. Finally, you’ll explore how virtualization is used in the public cloud. By the end of this course, you'll truly understand what virtualization is, how it can help you, and, most importantly, feel comfortable with virtualization.

About the author
About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Whether or not you've heard of it before, virtualization in use in just about every datacenter and the public cloud, but what is virtualization really, and how does it work, and how does it help make your life easier? Well, you should watch my new Pluralsight course to find out. My name is David Davis, and my latest course is Virtualization The Big Picture. I've been writing, teaching, and speaking about enterprise technologies and cloud computing now for over 10 years. During that time, I've created over 50 Pluralsight courses and this is one of the best courses yet. In my days as an IT administrator and manager virtualization saved my team and my company tons of time and money, and it can help you to do the same. Virtualization is a fundamental computing technology that you need to understand. In this course, you'll learn how virtualization works, how it can help you, the different types of virtualization, and the next steps you should take if you want to learn more. Specifically, we'll cover topics like why companies desperately need virtualization. How it's transformed datacenters, lowering costs, and improving efficiency. How a hypervisor makes server virtualization possible. How servers are virtualized, and how, with virtualization, availability, data protection, performance, disaster recovery, and business agility are all massively improved. Finally, you'll learn about how virtualization is used in the public cloud. By the end of this course, you'll truly understand what virtualization is, how it can help you, and most importantly, you'll feel comfortable with virtualization. You don't need to know anything to get started so, buckle up, grab a beverage, and join me on this short adventure into the world of virtualization.