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Virtualization: The Engine Behind Cloud Computing
* Describe the effects of IT Virtualization and Cloud Computing on Data Center Physical Infrastructure * Discuss solutions for dealing with virtualization's effects on data center physical infrastructure
IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center's power usage effectiveness (PUE). Dynamic loads that vary in time and location may heighten the risk of downtime if rack-level power and cooling health are not understood and considered. Finally, the fault-tolerant nature of a highly virtualized environment could raise questions about the level of redundancy required in the physical infrastructure. This course looks at these particular effects of virtualization as well and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered.
Effective July 10, 2013 BICSI recognizes this training for the following BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credits (CECs): RCDD=1, RITP=1, DCDC=1, NTS=1, ITS Installer 2=1, ITS Installer 2 Copper=1, ITS Installer 2 Fiber=1, ITS Technician=1, Certified Trainer=1, BICSI ITS CECs=1
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* Describe the effects of IT Virtualization and Cloud Computing on Data Center Physical Infrastructure * Discuss solutions for dealing with virtualization's effects on data center physical infrastructure IT virtualization, the engine behi...
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