Virtualization Throughout the Software Lifecycle
Publisher: Fluid Air, Inc.
Introducing the system virtualization technology with specific applications in which this technology benefits system developers and pharmaceutical industry and end users, this paper reveals the benefits of virtualization to both the customer and software provider through each state of the software lifecycle. A brief overview of virtualization, software lifecycle, software suppliers, and software owners is provided, stating how virtual machines when applied in the pharmaceutical industry provide benefits to software suppliers and owners throughout the product life cycle. Tables illustrating virtualization features and their respective benefits for system providers/system owners are also included. The paper concludes that virtualization can result in less downtime, lower cost, and decreased business risk for software owners by extending the software product life cycle and reducing disaster recovery efforts.
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