What do you mean by Virtualization?

Virtualization technology is one of the most prominent IT field and has commenced a top to bottom overhaul of the computing industry. Virtualization is defined as the act of creating a virtual, rather than actual, version of something. In the context of computing, it is a proven software technology that allows multiple applications and operating systems to run on the same server concurrently. It led off in the 1960s, as a way of logically dividing the system resources provided by mainframe computers between various applications.

What are the different forms in which Virtualization is achieved?
Virtualization can be achieved in numerous forms. Some of them are:

  • Hardware Virtualization: Converting one physical server into several individual & isolated virtual spaces that can be taken up by multiple number of users based on their requirements
  • Desktop Virtualization: Isolating a logical operating system (OS) instance from the client that used to access it Application Virtualization: Encapsulating computer programs from the underlying operating system (OS) on which it is run, thereby enhancing portability
  • Storage Virtualization: Amalgamating multiple networkstorage devices into a single storage unit
  • Network Virtualization: Combining network resources (both hardware and software) and network functionality into a single, software-based administrative entity, rather a virtual network

What are the advantages of Virtualization?

Virtualization transforms the IT landscape and changes the way people utilize technology. Some of its major cutting edge benefits include:

IT expense reduction
Efficiency and agility boost-up
Faster workload deployment
High performance and availability
Automated operations
What are the issues that need to be considered before going for Virtualization?
Despite of the ample number of benefits of Virtualization, one must consider certain issues before going for it. You must understand whether a server application is at all virtualization friendly. This is because, some IT aspects within business might not permit virtualization option. Also, it is important to select a solution that delivers adequate data protection.

How ALTEN Calsoft Labs uses Virtualization?
ALTEN Calsoft Labs’ virtualization solutions exfoliate from a few virtual machines to virtual desktops and more.

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