Define and describe virtualization

This is a required assignment worth 75 points (75-points/1000-points). Assignment must be submitted by the due date. No late assignments are allowed. Please discuss the following topics and provide substantive comments to at least two other posts. Select from the following choose 1 topic and discuss. Your submission must be at least 300 words and be in APA format.The discussion questions this week are from Chapter’s 8 & 9  (Jamsa, 2013).Chapter 8 topics:

  • Define and describe virtualization.
  • Defend the following statement: Virtualization is not a new concept within computer science.
  • Describe the various types of virtualization.
  • List the pros and cons of virtualization.
  • Discuss the attributes of applications that are not well suited for virtualization.
  • List reasons why companies should virtualize.
  • List the benefits of blade servers.
  • Define and describe the hypervisor.
  • Define and describe green computing.
  • Describe the concept of the desktop on demand, and include the benefits of such a system.

Chapter 9 topics:

  • List the security advantages of cloud-based solutions.
  • List the security disadvantages of cloud-based solutions.
  • Define and discuss the data wiping process.
  • Discuss how a cloud-based solution provider may reduce the risk of a DDoS attack.
  • Define and discuss hyperjacking attacks.
  • Define and discuss guest-hopping attacks.

Note: You are required to use at least two-peer reviewed sources (besides your textbook) to answer the above questions.  and need to respond to two other student posts.

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