Friday, October 9, 2009

From the Authors- Employing Virtualization in Library Computing: Use Cases and Lessons Learned

One of the interesting things we discovered while writing our article is just how popular virtualization technology is in the private and corporate IT environment. However, it is utilized far less in academic and public library computing. We’re interested in hearing thoughts on why that seems to be the case.

Do library IT shops apply a more conservative approach to managing their resources? Does the lack of profit-based competition lead to less risk-taking with regard to new technologies? Or is it simply that virtualization might not be the best fit for library computing needs?
Or are we missing the point entirely?