Open Source Toolkit for Building Virtual Infrastructures
Virtualization is a technology that allows to optimize the use of hardware and software resources of large computing and data management infrastructure. Virtualization technologies are used to consolidate a number of operating systems on the same physical machine, enabling, in a secure and transparent way, the assignment of specific execution environments to the software applications according to their latest requirements. These solutions allow to decouple the management of the virtual machine, visible to the end user, from the physical one (hardware), reducing the number of physical machines to manage and the related maintenance and energy consumption costs.
VIDA (Virtual Infrastructure Deployment Architecture) is an innovative software architecture for the deployment of virtual clusters. The architecture is able to dynamically allocate resources to applications through a general level of control that manages the computer system and its network components. VIDA offers an efficient environment ensuring the management, isolation and application security layers. VIDA is an open source software released under the LGPL license.
- automatic deployment of virtual images;
- resources scheduling;
- support for multiple virtual cluster models.
Technologists working at computer centers and data centers.
Computers and electronic systems. Data centers and high-performance computing facilities.
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