What is virtualisation? To put it simply, it’s the process of creating a virtual rather than a physical, form of something. Virtualisation can apply to PC’s, operating systems, storage devices, apps or even networks. However, server virtualisation is at the heart of it.
IT companies are challenged by the limitations of today’s x86 servers, which are intended to run one operating system and an app at once. Subsequently, even small data centers deploy many servers, each operating between 5%-15% capacity.
Virtualisation utilizes software to simulate the presence of hardware and create a virtual PC system. Doing this allows organizations to run more than one virtual system and numerous operating systems and apps on a single server. This can provide greater efficiency.