Date Added: Apr 2010
Increased operating costs, inefficient hardware utilization and rapidly expanding data centers have made virtualization the most compelling IT technology in years. Virtualization for the desktop and the server environment have evolved in the past years to finally deliver on its promise to lower operating costs and achieve better utilization of hardware. While virtualization has solved a multitude of problems, it is still difficult to deploy and operationalize complex application made up multiple tiers and components. Furthermore, virtualization is now moving into the commodity stage and the focus of virtualizing the operating system will change to be more directly targeted at virtualizing applications in order to reap the next level of benefits associated with virtualization.