Virtualisation is a new technology in the IT world, and with every passing day it has been welcomed by organisations and throughout the world. Utilising virtualisation has brought about a revolution in hardware infrastructure for organisations and has meant a new architecture has been established. In reality, virtualisation is a method to minimise the use of hardware resources.
By using virtualisation, you can install multiple operating systems and programs on a server in parallel and at the same time, in a way that whenever the CPU, Graphics card or storage is required, they can receive enough of these shared resources. Virtualisation of a server is only the beginning in this unique scenario. Creating totally virtual infrastructure on hundreds of servers and storage is an aim that easily be realised using virtualisation. By utilising this scenario, not only will savings in hardware resources and costs be realised, but a dependency on hardware in your operating environment will be reduced and replacement and update of systems will become easier. Therefore easier management and simpler support are the greatest benefits of this approach.
For virtualisation there are many products from different companies that exist. The best of these are from Microsoft, VMWare and Citrix. VMWare is currently the market leader by some distance compared to its competitors.