What is Server Virtualization?
A virtual machine (VM) is segmented by software to act as a standalone machine. Several virtual machines reside on one physical server.
Instead of one Operating System (OS) partition, a server running VM technology can have multiple "virtual" OS partitions on one physical machine. This technology, known as "virtualization," can save you time and money. Several virtual machines can run for the power costs of one physical machine. Additionally, if a physical server fails, we use Vmotion technology to seamlessly move the virtual machine to another physical server without service interruption.
What applications are well-suited to run on VMs?
- Web servers
- Servers with no need for special hardware such as USB or PCI devices
- Servers with a light to normal load amount
- Servers not requiring multiple computer resources, such as hard drive I/O, network I/O, memory, and CPU