Overview: Almost everyone has heard of the cloud and the concept of virtualization. However, getting started with virtualization using the commercial solutions can be prohibitively expensive. Alternatively, the use of the Linux-based kernel virtual machine (KVM) implementation can give you a quick start with a powerful virtualization platform used by many of the commercial cloud-service vendors. This session will outline the motivations for virtualization, hardware support for virtualization, and techniques for creating, controlling and deploying virtual infrastructure within your organization using the open-source Linux KVM implementation.
Why should you attend: Virtualization and the "cloud" are common concepts today. However, the commercial virtualization vendors are changing their pricing models and making it increasingly expensive to create a virtualization infrastructure. This session will show how to create and control virtual machines using the open-source kernel virtual machine (KVM) software in Linux. This session will also cover the important hardware-based virtualization extensions and their importance to successful deployment of a virtual or cloud-based infrastructure.
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