Basics about Server Virtualization

Today we are going to talk about the basics of the Virtualization. Many of you already knew about the concept of Virtualization.

As today's x86 computer hardware was designed to run a single operating system and a single application, leaving most machines vastly underutilized.

Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, with each virtual machine  sharing the resources of that one physical computer across multiple environments.

Fig 1.1- Basics of Virtualization

Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications  on the same physical computer.

Benefits of Virtualization

  • Reduced capital and operating costs.
  • Minimized or eliminated downtime.
  • Increased IT productivity, efficiency, agility and responsiveness.
  • Faster provisioning of applications and resources.
  • Greater business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Simplified data center management.