Information on the other part of the course is available on the webpage maintained by A. Bechini.
Cloud computing has become an hot topic lately, with large investments from industry.
It is then paramount that the new information engineers understand the
technologies that make the cloud happen. In this course we will concentrate
on the cloud data center, where the most important technology is virtualization.
We will study how virtual machines work and what we should expect from them,
expecially in terms of performance. We will also study alternatives to virtualization
(like containers) and some ancillary technologies, like network filesystems and