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Virtualization Across the Board
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CIS 512 Assignment 3 Virtualization Across the Board
CIS512: Advanced Computer Architecture
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1. Compare & contrast the AMP & SMP architectures 3
2. Determine if hardware virtualization helps businesses and
organizations in terms of: 3
Cost management 3
Systems performance and scalability 4
Systems management and administration 4
3. Determine if software virtualization helps businesses and
organizations in terms of: 4
Cost management 4
Systems performance and scalability 4
Systems management and administration 5
4. Compare and contrast VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix in terms of:
…………………………………….5
Market adoption 5
Technical architecture 6
Technical support 8

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5. Determine which vendor you would recommend for a virtualization
strategy and explain why: 8
References:
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1. Compare & contrast the AMP & SMP architectures
While symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) plays an important role in
multi-core systems,
the packet processing performance curve in an SMP configuration can
flatten after only a few cores, yielding diminishing returns as more
system resources are allocated to networking tasks. Wind Rivers
asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) technologies provide a clean
separation of control plane and data plane functions, which enable
greater efficiency of multiple processing cores. The data plane cores
provide excellent scalability while the control plane is freed from the
burden of packet processing. The platform offers flexibility to
configure the allocation of cores to the control or data planes to meet
a wide range of networking applications.
The term "virtualization" was coined in the 1960s to refer to a virtual
machine (sometimes called "pseudo machine"), a term which itself
dates from the experimental IBM M44/44X system. Hardware
virtualization is becoming a dominant trend for IT departments in
many organizations. The underlying concept of hardware
virtualization is to allow multiple systems or users to share one host
(or to have one very large user shared across multiple host systems).
2. Determine if hardware virtualization helps businesses and
organizations in terms of:
Cost management
Though the concept of hardware virtualization is not new, the process
has become much easier and more cost effective. One of the key
benefits of server virtualization technology is the significant cost
savings associated with the reduction of hardware required in your

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data center and optimizing the utilization of the resources you do
have. With blade consolidation and virtualized solutions like HP
ProLiant servers running VMware ESXi5, you no longer need a large
number of physical on-site servers to manage a complex IT
environment. The decreased costs of procuring and maintaining
hardware is one of the largest financial benefits of server
virtualization. In short, hardware virtualization can help businesses
and organizations with costs.
Systems performance and scalability
Hardware virtualization allows for quick deployment of server
resources in managed and consistent ways. This results in IT being
able to adapt quickly and provide the business with resources needed
in an expedited time frame. Virtualization cost benefit analysis shows
that virtual servers provide an impressive ability to adapt and grow
with minimal expense.
Systems management and administration
The modern hypervisor providers are able to provide highly
orchestrated operations that maximize the abstraction of the hardware
and help ensure maximum uptime. These functions include the ability
to migrate a running virtual machine from one host to another
dynamically, as well as maintain a running copy of the virtual
machine on another physical host in case the primary host fails.
3. Determine if software virtualization helps businesses and
organizations in terms of:
Cost management
Software virtualization provides ongoing cost savings through
continual reductions in capital and operating costs. It also provides
low-cost application testing and deployment so you can run
applications in and out of their native environments regardless of OS.
It also reduces system administration costs by maintaining software
standards across multiple VMs.
Systems performance and scalability

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