Research: Virtualization and Cloud Computing.
Background: According to Sharda (2015), Physical corporate data centers are rapidly being replaced by virtual infrastructure called virtualization. Virtual infrastructure originally meant one in which software replaced hardware in a way that a “virtual machine” or a “virtual desktop system” was accessible to provide computing power. Typically, computing capabilities, storage, and networking are provided by a third party or a group of vendors, usually over the Internet or through a private network.
Reference: Sharda, R., Delen, Dursun, Turban, E., Aronson, J. E., Liang, T-P., & King, D. (2015). Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support. 10th Edition. By PEARSON Education. Inc.
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