Virtualization relies on software to simulate hardware functionality and create a virtual computer system. This enables IT organizations to run more than one virtual system – and multiple operating systems and applications – on a single server. The resulting benefits include economies of scale and greater efficiency.
Organizations use virtualization to allocate server resources among virtual machines for workload optimization. Virtual machines created with server virtualization software are flexible and reliable to manage the servers.
Server virtualization brings positive transformations, such as reduced hardware costs, improved server provisioning and deployment, better disaster recovery solutions, efficient and economic use of energy, and increased staff productivity.
With virtualization, IT teams are no longer tasked with replacing hardware, looking for malware in machines, or even troubleshooting difficult problems. Using virtualization allows your team to simply clone and deploy a new resource and start working on these projects.
Virtualization also makes it easier to scale your data centre for more storage or bandwidth. If you see that you need large resources, you can easily insert a new virtual machine into your data centre with minimal effort.