Virtualize IT Infrastructure for Cost Benefits and Efficiency Because of the constant struggle to improve productivity and decrease IT Infrastructure Support costs, companies are resorting to Virtualization. IT virtualization is the partition of actual computing (software and hardware) resources to create several virtual copies. As an example, note an operating system that is virtualized so that each user can access their own desktop with files saved and software installed, etc – but in reality there is only a single physical server with only one actual licensed copy of the installed operating system. Virtualization first became popular in the 1980s on mainframes, as it helped administrators to avoid wasting processing power. This has given rise to Desktop Virtualization, where a simple monitor, mouse, or audio/video input source is connected to a simple unit which is networked to a virtualized in-house server, thus saving space and electricity in addition to IT support costs.
Many companies use IT virtualization to reduce costs – the additional costs of buying more licenses, setting up more servers and end-user clients and then running and maintaining them, etc. Virtualization is popular in formal education, in particular allowing public universities to stretch their budget and provide computing resources to many students. VPS (virtual private server) hosting is a popular and affordable hosting package offered by many web hosting companies. But all kinds of institutions use and benefit from virtualization. Small and medium businesses find that the technology increases their operating profit margins, and of course the benefits are also there for mega corporations.
There are several types of virtualization technologies, depending on the resource to be partitioned. Many major companies offer virtualization technologies. Some famous virtualization technology providers include VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Parallels.
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