Virtualization, in computer science, is a technique used to implement a certain kind of virtual machine environment: one that provides a complete simulation of the underlying hardware. The result is a system in which all software capable of execution on the raw hardware can be run in the virtual machine. In particular, this includes all operating systems.
Virtualization is a proven software technology that is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way that people compute. Today's powerful x86 computer hardware was designed to run a single operating system and a single application. This leaves most machines vastly underutilized.
Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources of that single computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.
Key Benefits of Virtualization:
• Run multiple operating systems on a single computer including Windows, Linux and more.
• Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency and requiring less hardware and increasing your server to admin ratio.
• Ensure your enterprise applications perform with the highest availability and performance.
• Build up business continuity through improved disaster recoverysolutions and deliver high availability throughout the datacenter.
• Improve enterprise desktop management & control with faster deployment of desktops and fewer support calls due to application conflicts.