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Can one make me understand What is VIRTUALIZATION

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Asked by shreya, 13 Sep '10 02:04 pm
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Virtualization is a technique for hiding the physical characteristics of computing resources to simplify the way in which other systems, applications, or end users interact with those resources.
Answered by Revathi Kuruvada, 13 Sep '10 02:18 pm

 
  
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Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources.
You probably know a little about virtualization if you have ever divided your hard drive into different partitions. A partition is the logical division of a hard disk drive to create, in effect, two separate hard drives.

Operating system virtualization is the use of software to allow a piece of hardware to run multiple operating system images at the same time. The technology got its start on mainframes decades ago, allowing administrators to avoid wasting expensive processing power.

In 2005, virtualization software was adopted faster than anyone imagined, including the experts. There are three areas of IT where virtualization is making headroads, network virtualization, storage virtualization and server virtualization:

Network virtualization is a method of combining the available resources in a network by splitt ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 13 Sep '10 02:12 pm

 
  
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