What Is Virtualization?

What Is Virtualization?

VMware, the industry-leading virtualization software company, empowers organizations to inovate and thrive by streamlining IT operations. By virtualizing infrastructure – from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices – VMware enables IT to deliver services from any device, anytime, anywhere.

Virtualization is the process of running a virtual instance of a computer system in a layer abstracted from the actual hardware. Most commonly, it refers to running multiple operating systems on a computer system simultaneously. To the applications running on top of the virtualized machine, it can appear as if they are on their own dedicated machine, where the operating system, libraries, and other programs are unique to the guest virtualized system and unconnected to the host operating system which sits below it.

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