Employing Virtualization in Library Computing: Use Cases and Lessons Learned

  • Arwen Hutt
  • Michael Stuart
  • Daniel Suchy
  • Bradley D. Westbrook

Abstract

This paper provides a broad overview of virtualization technology and describes several examples of its use at the University of California, San Diego Libraries. Libraries can leverage virtualization to address many long-standing library computing challenges, but careful planning is needed to determine if this technology is the right solution for a specific need. This paper outlines both technical and usability considerations, and concludes with a discussion of potential enterprise impacts on the library infrastructure.

Published
2009-09-01
How to Cite
Hutt, A., Stuart, M., Suchy, D., & Westbrook, B. D. (2009). Employing Virtualization in Library Computing: Use Cases and Lessons Learned. Information Technology and Libraries, 28(3), 110-115. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v28i3.3219
Section
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