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A Review of Virtualisation and Cloud Computing in Higher Education
O'Donnell, Eileen
Virtualisation in the classroom provides students with the impression that they are interacting with applications, services, and files which are stored locally, when in fact the applications, services, and files may be stored on a server off site, or at an alternative location on site. “Virtualization is a technology that permits the abstraction of the software from one computer and its easy deployment in another one, which may house additional virtualized machines” (Martín, Marrero, Urbano, Barra, & Moreiro, 2011, p. 349). Server virtualisation is when an Information Technology manager or computer administrator partitions a server to create several instances of virtual servers, thereby multiplying the working capacity of the physical server.
Keyword(s): virtualisation; cloud computing; higher education; Business
Publication Date:
2014
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): Books/Book Chapters
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2014-10-02 05:35:48 Last Updated: 2017-12-14 06:48:00