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The Value of Virtualization for Web Environment

The Value of Virtualization for Web Environment
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Author(s): Jean-Pierre Kuilboer (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)and Noushin Ashrafi (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch195
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The success of many e-commerce applications depends on their reliability, robustness and security. Designing a web server architecture that advances these properties without compromising performance is a challenging task. Effective and efficient web applications demand a virtual operating environment which is autonomic, integrated and based on open standards. A virtualized environment makes the most efficient use of its resources by sharing resources and providing what is needed only when it is needed. This paper, examines the role of virtualization as a booster of IT utilization and as a driver of IT operational agility.

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