Comment lines, Defeat image sprawl, once and for all
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Date archived: November 22, 2016 | First published: December 07, 2011
Virtualization and cloud computing make it very easy to create new virtual images, but as image catalogs grow, finding and locating the right images gets harder. New images are created because it is easier to create a new image than it is to figure out what existing image might be reusable, creating "image sprawl." Unless you address how to more effectively build and manage your virtual images, you will not realize the full benefits of the cloud. Two new IBM® capabilities, the Virtual Image Library and the Image Construction and Composition Tool, can help you quickly understand the content of your images and build reusable, parameterized images. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.
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