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Foundation for Cloud Computing with VMware vSphere 4 (USENIX Short Topics in System Administration, Paperback – January 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 129 pages
  • Publisher: USENIX Association (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931971722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931971720
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,274,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Baer VINE VOICE on May 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
Consider this a fairly high level blueprint for the infrastructure underneath your cloud, not a schematic for building the entire cloud, and you won't be disappointed. This book provides an excellent foundation for those trying understand VMware's vision of cloud computing and how VMware vSphere components (vCenter, SRM, View, CapacityIQ, etc.) map into that domain. It provides an overview of the various VMware technologies, as well as explaining some use cases for those technologies. One of the earlier sections is entitled, "What is Virtualization?" If that doesn't give you an idea of the level of this book, I don't know what to say. I am not new to VMware or virtualization, and I still found this a useful read: it provides a solid refresher.

For more information on this topic, including VMware vCloud Director, look for #24 in the series: Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director (Short Topics in System Administration, Volume 24)
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