6 Benefits of Virtualization
Virtualization is the process of creating virtual hardware resources; such as, storage, CPU, memory, operating systems and network resources that act as real machines with operating systems. A “virtual machine” (VM) is completely independent software with an operating system and application inside. By placing multiple VM's on a single computer, several operating systems and applications can run on just one physical server, or “host”; thereby, maximizing server resources, reducing the number of servers required, improving efficiency and cutting costs.
"Infrastructure sprawl" is a pressing technology challenge. Virtualization addresses it with significant cost savings, while tasks get executed faster, performance and availability increase and operations become automated. This results in IT that's less costly to own and operate and simpler to manage.
While virtualization provides immediate return on investment, additional benefits include:
Simplified IT management
More robust security
Dramatically lower costs
Flexible, faster IT service delivery
Dependable business continuity
For businesses seeking to boost their business agility while simplifying IT operations, improving business continuity and minimizing risks, virtualization is a viable alternative to infrastructure set-ups requiring manual routine maintenance and troubleshooting on multiple physical machines.
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Source: Virtualization Essentials: VMware, Inc.