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    What is a Private Cloud & Difference between a Private Cloud and Server Virtualization

    You should be familiar with Server Virtualization, which is basically a set up to decouple the applications from their physical servers using an abstraction layer called ‘Hypervisor’ that enables Multiple Applications + OS (Virtual Machines) to reside within a single server. Server Virtualization isolates the various Virtual Machines (VM) and allocates / controls the resources that can be utilized by each VM. Server Virtualization allow dynamic provisioning of resources based on their demand and also allow Virtual Machines to migrate between one Server to another (or) occupy multiple servers, as required. But that’s exactly what a private cloud system is meant to achieve, as well. So, what’s the difference then…

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    Would you go for a Thin-Client / DV based Set-up for a Greenfield project?

    If there is one thing that every organization buys in bulk and keeps buying again and again, it should be Computers! The only alternative to buying computers (in a networked set-up) is to go for Thin-clients & Desktop Virtualization (DV). And the best time to decide whether to go for Computers or Thin-Clients is during the greenfield implementation (ie, a new set-up). Let us look at some Pros and Cons of buying Thin Clients over Computers, in this article.

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    Importance of Virtual Machine Migration in Server Virtualization

    By now, you should be familiar with Server Virtualization. Migration refers to moving of one virtual machine from one server to another server while it is in production environment, with minimal disruption to any existing sessions. Virtual Machine Migration is done for a number of reasons which we will explore, in this article.

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    Virtualize your desktop hardware – Create multiple desktops by adding monitor keyboard & mouse

    There maybe certain situations (like school/ college labs) where a large number of computers are required but none of them would require a huge amount of processor/ memory capacity. In such situations, and when there is a budget constraint, it is possible to use just one computer to create ten or more computers by adding additional monitor, keyboard, mouse & low cost access/connectivity hardware devices. Read on, to find out more...

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    You can run multiple Virtual OS instances from within a Host OS using Virtual Box

    If you want to run an application in another operating system from your computer, you either need to reboot the system (provided the other operating system is installed in dual boot) (or) use another computer for the same. But with an open source based cross platform virtualization application called Virtual Box, its possible to run multiple operating systems/ applications from within the current operating system. Well, there is more. Read on to find out...

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    Networking concepts in Virtual Servers

    Server Virtualization, as you know, utilizes servers in a very efficient way by dividing them in to a number of logical units called virtual servers. So, every host server may have a number of virtual servers inside. But all these virtual servers cannot be connected to individual network switch ports in the physical world (Network Switch connected to the server). So, how do they communicate with each other, and the external world? That’s what we’ll see, in this article. In the above diagram, the big red box shows a physical server. And the black boxes inside it shows three virtual servers, each virtual server containing its own operating system and…

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    What is Application Virtualization?

    Just like Desktop Virtualization, where individual desktop sessions (OS & Applications) are virtualized and run from a centralized server, Application Virtualization virtualizes the Applications so that, i. It can either be run from a centralized server (or) ii. It can be streamed from a central server and run in an isolated environment in the desktop itself. Let us find out more about Application Virtualization, in this article.

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    What is Server Virtualization?

    Servers rarely run at full capacity. Server Virtualization enables multiple applications running on multiple operating systems to run on the same server, utilizing that unused additional capacity. Lets find out more about Server Virtualization, in this article.

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