What is Virtualization?
Virtualization is a method of resource management that maximizes your existing hardware while helping things run more efficiently. Virtualization allows you to run multiple virtual servers on a single physical machine, efficiently sharing resources and maximizing server use on-the-fly.
With traditional one-server-to-one-application setups, hardware is underutilized and maintenance is costly and excessive. Virtualization makes better use of your existing hardware by sharing resources as-needed while maximizing server utilization. This optimizes performance, provides flexibility, and increases the availability of resources, applications, and data. It also reduces the number of servers needed, decreasing management and energy costs.