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Virtualization training – I’m not dead yet…

Today when you talk to someone about virtualization, specifically about training around virtualization technologies, that famous Monty Python skit of “Bring out your dead” comes to mind.

Similar to Charles H. Deull's most famous attributed utterance in 1899 that "everything that can be invented has been invented.", often it is said that everything that can be virtualized has been virtualized.

Fast Lane US has taught a vast amount of students on virtualization. Year after year, Fast lane US continues to teach students basic virtualization training.

When virtualization first came out, it seemed like the sentiment was that companies would run through their existing servers, virtualize them fairly quickly to get the cost and maintenance savings, and then everything from there would just be incremental.

The reality however has been sensational.  Server virtualization was great, but then we discovered how easily almost any computing device could also be virtualized. The same applies to modern data networks, easily moved around for cost and performance benefits as well as new business models created by public and private clouds.

This is not new information to most IT professionals, but while the sheer amount of basic virtualization underlying all these incredible transformations is invisible to most people, without high performance virtualization none of this would be possible.

Virtual machines have even entered common usage for the average computer user.  Many users have converted over to Linux for performance and security, but easily create and launch Windows virtual machines when they must run Windows.  The common household media server just released Docker images for fast and easy deployment.  Virtual machines that travel with their users on USB drives and even media players.  The examples go on and on.  With this huge expansion of exposure to virtualization, it is clear that future generations will take virtualization concepts to places we could never think of.

Virtualization is everywhere today, which is why we’ve never seen the demand for basic virtualization training go down.  Which brings us to believe that the future is going to be even more exciting.