Infrastructure automation has greatly increased our ability to build servers and applications very quickly. Over the past several years, server virtualization (running multiple independent servers in separate virtual containers on a single physical server) has substantially increased efficiencies in managing server operations.
- increases efficiency by maximizing resource usage (system memory, processor time, and storage) on individual physical servers
- allows for allocation of resources to servers in a dynamic, as-needed manner
- allows for much faster and reliable system restores
- breaks pre-existing locks between applications and physical hardware, allowing for more flexibility and openness in server management and system planning
The Library uses KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine); an open source virtualization infrastructure developed for Linux and currently the default virtualization platform in most Linux distributions.