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Virtualization: The Big Picture

by David Davis

New to virtualization? Well this is a great entry level virtualization course made for you. Learn exactly what virtualization is, how it helps you, the various forms of virtualization, and where to go to learn more.

What you'll learn

Whether or not you’ve heard of it before, virtualization is in use in just about every datacenter and the public cloud. But what is virtualization really and how does it help to make your life easier? In this course, Virtualization: The Big Picture, you'll learn why you need virtualization and the basics of how it works. First, you'll delve into an IT challenge before virtualization. Then, you'll 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 virtualization in action across several demos. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the knowledge needed to understand the many forms of virtualization and use virtualization in the real world.

About the author

David has authored over 100 courses for around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere. He is a partner at where he creates compelling enterprise technology content, moderates online events, and helps to connect some of the best-known technology companies in the industry with the end user community. With over 20 years in enterprise technology, he has served as an IT Manager, administrator, an... more

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