Virtualization: An Introduction

Every year, IT people come up with some different term, which blow the apprentice’s minds. It is not that we are not aware of it, but we never thought that the process or the application could be named like that. Different people come up with different definitions. It is not that that the term is new to the industry, it has been there since the 1960s.


What Exactly Does Virtualization mean?

The term ‘virtualization’ refers to an action, creating a virtual file or virtual version of anything. In other words, we can save our data somewhere on the internet. This data can be anything, for example, files and folders, pictures, or even some videos. This is a process of saving things in the virtual world; it covers the physical features of the computing system.

Different types of Virtualization:

The concept of virtualization is widely accepted, all major small companies follow the concept. It can be applied to the following methods:

  1. The Server
  2. The Desktop
  3. The Network
  4. The Storage and
  5. Service.

The Server Virtualization: It is the most active and the most wanted types of Virtualization in the well-known companies. With the help of this concept, a machine (physical) is divided into various virtual servers.

The Desktop Virtualization: It is the technology based on domains. This virtualization is easily broken into sections, and later can be placed on the computer (Desktop) as well as on the application level. The desktop virtualization can be easily divided into some sections such as local app, hosted app, hosted PC and local PC.

The Network Virtualization: It is a perfect blend of the hardware as well as of the software network and the functionality is done via single virtual network, which is based on the admin entity.

The Storage Virtualization: This involves the procedure of abstracting all other logistical data stored in physical form.

The Service Virtualization: This mainly unwraps the app from its physical Operating System form and hardware. Later, the developers can write a Virtualization layer on it.

SMBs opting for Virtualization:

There are various benefits of Virtualization for SMBs. It helps in improving their server utilization, enhances their security, and helps in improving the server application management.

Top five things that are necessary to know about virtualization:

  1. 1. Business Swiftness: The whole concept of the virtualization is very versatile and this is the reason why most IT companies can easily apply it in any of their departments. At present, there are numerous companies and varsities that are using it in order to maintain their various business needs.
  2. 2. Management: With virtualization, the server speed is increasing. However, it needs a proper management, in order to ensure that things are going in the right direction.
  3. 3. High security: It allows all users to create an isolated environment, which is highly secured.
  4. 4. Availability: The data can be accessed from anywhere, anytime and even on any device with less overhead.
  5. 5. Better outcomes: The benefits of virtualization are unlimited, can help you in creating a strong and smart base for your business.

With virtualization, things are much simpler and far more sorted. You do not have to carry any of your hardware along with you anymore! No one can get tired of this luxury ever, right? Hence, it would only be logical to assume that virtualization is here to stay! And stay for long it will!

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