Run multiple operating systems on one physical machine. Divide system resources between virtual machines
Provide fault and security isolation at the hardware level. Preserve performance with advanced resource controls.
Save the entire state of a virtual machine to files. Moving and copying virtual machines is as easily as moving and copying files.
Provision or migrate any virtual machine to any physical server.
Using server virtualization, a company can maximize the use of its server resources and reduce the number of servers required. The result is server consolidation, which improves efficiency and cuts costs.
It’s Not Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is not the same thing as virtualization; rather, it’s something you can do using virtualization. Cloud computing describes the delivery of shared computing resources (software and/or data) on demand through the Internet.
Whether or not you are in the cloud, you can start by virtualizing your servers and then move to cloud computing for even more agility and increased self-service.