Comparative analysis for the selection of a virtualization tool using the AHP Model

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Monica Daniela Gomez RiosBryan AcostaJos RosalesMiguel Angel Quiroz Martinez

Abstract: This paper presents a comprehensive comparative analysis of virtualization tools, grounding its study on applying the AHP model. Virtualization is introduced as an emerging technology, emphasizing its ability to enhance applications' portability, management, and compatibility by encapsulating them from the operating systems on which they run. Different approaches to virtualization are discussed, from desktop virtualization, highlighting its client-server-based computing model, to network virtualization, emphasizing its capability to combine software and hardware resources into a software-managed entity. An in-depth analysis of leading market virtualization tools, such as VMware and HYPER-V, is conducted throughout the article. VMware's operational advantages and efficiency are highlighted, along with the speed and versatility of HYPER-V's migration. To enrich the research, survey results conducted on professionals specialized in network infrastructure in Ecuadorian companies are incorporated, providing valuable insights into these tools' adoption and practical utility in corporate environments. Finally, the study presents a detailed comparative table to guide organizations in selecting the virtualization tool that best fits their requirements and operational contexts.

Keywords: Virtualization, Tool, AHP, Servers

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1004493

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