The Case Study of an F/OSS Virtualization Platform Deployment and Quantitative Results
In this paper we present practical experiences and results from the deployment of an F/OSS virtualization platform. EKT’s (NDC) core IT infrastructure was transformed to a virtualized one, using exclusively F/OSS, while severe budget and timing constraints were in place. This migration was initiated in order to better cope with EKT’s services requirements, while accommodating at the same time the need for the in house development of a large scale open access infrastructure. The benefits derived from this migration were not only generic virtualization benefits, such as the quantifiable reduced power consumption and cost reduction through consolidation, but also F/OSS virtualization specific ones.