With all of the advancements in Linux virtualization in the last 10 years, there are a wide array of virtualization options available to manage storage, workloads, energy usage, complexity and costs. It is no longer a question of whether or not to deploy virtualization, it is a question of which workloads you should virtualize and which solutions should be considered. In this tutorial, kernel developer Christoph Hellwig provides a overview of virtualization in Linux using KVM.
About Christoph Hellwig
Christoph Hellwig has been working with and on Linux for the last ten years, dealing with kernel-related issues much of the time. In addition he is or was involved with various other Open Source projects. After a number of smaller network administration and programming contracts he worked for Caldera's German development subsidiary on various kernel and userlevel aspects of the OpenLinux distribution. Since 2004 he has been running his own business focusing on consulting, training and contracting work in the OpenSource hemisphere. Specializing on Linux filesystems and storage he is also active in bordering areas such as virtualization and networking. He has worked for well known customers such as Dell, SGI, IBM, Red Hat and startups like LeftHand Networks and Smapper Applied Data.
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