Virtualization is a broad term that refers to the abstraction of computer resources. Virtualization hides the physical characteristics of computing resources from their users, be they applications, or end users. This includes making a single physical resource (such as a server, an operating system, an application, or storage device) appear to function as multiple virtual resources; it can also include making multiple physical resources (such as storage devices or servers) appear as a single virtual resource.
Virtual server technologies provide companies with the ability to do more with less, enabling the consolidation of data and applications onto a single server. The result is reduced costs, simplified IT management, and minimized space requirements.
Virtualization can be the foundation for a more dynamic IT infrastructure. The virtualization vision is designed around a portfolio of comprehensive and flexible desktop and server virtualization solutions, all managed by an integrated systems management platform, and supported by a range of best-of-breed products, partnerships and initiatives.
Whether your organization can benefit from platform virtualization, emulation, simulation, hot spare failover or other virtualizations technologies, contact your Beyondcom representative for more information.