Virtualization can have a number of different definitions. In most cases, it depends on the context and usage. In our case, virtualization can be compared to emulation – or the virtual simulation of something else. Virtualization can be utilized to emulate a number of computing components, whether they be hardware, storage devices, network resources, operating systems, or memory. However, this is not to be confused with the term emulation in the technical sense, as virtualization is not “knocking off” its final product.
What are some of the benefits of virtualization?
When discussing virtualization, two words generally come about: scalability and consistency. Cloud computing is a prime example for how virtualization has become beneficial. Unlike physical resources that would otherwise require massive downtime and considerable effort, virtualization is easily expandable.
In most cases, virtualization can be used to maximize resource usage. For example, in a virtual server environment, one could create multiple virtual machines with varying resource limits. Each virtual machine would have an assigned task, with resources assigned based upon the intention of each machine. Using this method, one could utilized 100 percent of a physical server’s resources, yet still provide the necessary computing power for a variety of different tasks.
Without virtualization (and assuming each machine had a separate assigned task), one would need to produce a plethora of physical resources. Conventionally, unused computing power would be wasted, as it would be isolated to the respective machine. With virtualization, this unused computing power could be used for other virtual machines, thus making physical resources more efficient.
Manage complex, modern apps as easily as traditional apps and VMs on modern vSphere infrastructure that supports container-based application development.
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Proxmox develops the open-source virtualization platform Proxmox VE, the backup solution Proxmox Backup Server, and the Proxmox Mail Gateway, an open-source email security solution to protect your mail server.
- Server Virtualization
- Central Management
- Proxmox VE High Availability (HA) Cluster
- Bridged Networking
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- Proxmox VE Firewall
Nutanix Acropolis (AOS) adapts to your business security needs with a scalable, software-defined solution.
- Dramatically Improve IT Efficiency
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Oracle Virtualization helps you accelerate cloud development and deployment, build a secure infrastructure, to reduce business risk and operational cost.
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- Speed of containers with the isolation of VMs
- Open cloud virtualization
- Virtualization for UNIX workloads
Red Hat an open source, software-defined platform that virtualizes Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads.
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- Improved workload performance
- Cross-portfolio, cross-platform integration
- Easy to set up
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Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 solutions for Managed Service Providers & Enterprise IT professionals (Nerdio Manager).
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oVirt is an open-source distributed virtualization solution, designed to manage your entire enterprise infrastructure. oVirt uses the trusted KVM hypervisor and is built upon several other community projects, including libvirt, Gluster, PatternFly, and Ansible.
- Rich web-based user interfaces for both admin and non-admin users
- Integrated management of hosts, storage, and network configuration
- Live migration of virtual machines and disks between hosts and storage
- High availability of virtual machines in the event of host failure
Virtuozzo Hybrid Server Lower your costs and deliver more value with software-defined storage and high-density virtualization in a single solutions.
- System Containers
- Live migration in userspace
- Disc encryption
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- Libvirt and OpenStack support
- Native Docker Support
- Software-defined storage
- ReadyKernel live patching
- Flat licensing model
PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.
- Unmatched security
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Scale Computing’s HC3 virtualization platform; hyperconverged infrastructure can handle all of your IT infrastructure needs.
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Citrix Hypervisor provides a highly reliable and secure open source virtualization platform for cloud, server and desktop virtualization infrastructures.