Performance Evaluation of Virtualization Technologies for Server Consolidation
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Overview: Server consolidation is an essential part of IT planning to reduce cost and improve efficiency in today?s enterprise data centers. The initiation of virtualization allows consolidation of multiple applications into virtual containers hosted on a single or multiple physical servers. However, this poses new challenges, including choosing the right virtualization technology and consolidation configuration for a particular set of applications. In this white paper, the author evaluates two representative virtualization technologies, Xen and OpenVZ, in various configurations.