Virtualization is a software technology that has transformed the IT landscape and fundamentally changed the way people compute.
On the other hand it can also be a confusing, jargon-filled and sometimes over-hyped topic. So let’s get real: In a nutshell, virtualization makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and multiple applications on the same computer at the same time, increasing hardware utilization and flexibility and thereby reducing overall costs-of-ownership. It is also a fundamental enabling technology for cloud computing environments.
Virtualization lets businesses in any industry save money on hardware infrastructure, maintenance agreements, power and cooling and at the same time, create high-availability computing environments, streamline desktop management, improve the efficiency of disaster recovery and increase overall security. The bottom line is: when done right, virtualization can make a huge difference for your operations.