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What is virtualization? Virtualization is the process of creating multiple virtual machines (VMs) from a single physical machine with a software called a hypervisor. VMs behave and function just like physical machines, but use the physical machine's comp

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What are the advantages of virtualization?

The ability of a machine to serve as many machines does not only mean the need for fewer servers but also means that you can use what you have at full capacity. These productivity gains turn into cost savings in hardware, cooling, and maintenance.

In addition, you don't need separate servers to run legacy applications and different operating system types and versions. With virtualization, you can run multiple types of applications, desktops and operating systems on the same machine.

Servers are powerful machines designed to perform specific and complex tasks. It is common for IT to assign one task or application per server, but this can often lead to underutilization. You may also experience results such as too many servers, insufficient space in your data center, and installed electricity bills.

Server virtualization allows you to take full advantage of your server by dividing it into multiple virtual servers, each running its own operating system. This means you can do more with fewer resources and significantly reduce hardware and operating costs.

Nowadays, employees want to use their own devices and access their own applications from outside the office. Installing and maintaining applications and desktops on separate computers for each employee is a costly process and can become a nightmare for management and security.

Virtual applications and desktops, on the other hand, reside on a central server, where IT can deploy hundreds of applications and desktops to users at the same time, without the need to install on each computer. The same applies to patches and updates.

Server virtualization
Application and desktop virtualization
Network virtualization
The role of virtualization in cloud computing

Server virtualization Application and desktop virtualization Network virtualization The role of virtualization in cloud computing