Virtualization is the foundation of cloud computing

Many IT organizations deploy servers that are only running at a fraction of their capacity, often because they are dedicating their physical server to a specific application. This is usually an inefficient mechanism because there is an excess capacity that is not being consumed, which leads to higher operating costs.Virtualization can benefit your organization in a number of ways, with  a single server, you are able to create a number of virtual machines.  Virtualization uses software to create an abstraction layer over the physical hardware. In doing so, it creates a virtual compute system, known as virtual machines (VMs). This allows organizations to run multiple virtual computers, operating systems, and applications on a single physical server. Simply put, it’s a more efficient use of the physical computer hardware; this, in turn, provides a greater return on a company’s investment. 

Virtual Machine
A virtual machine (VM) is a virtual representation of a physical computer.. Virtualization allows an organization to create multiple virtual machines, each with their own operating system  and applications on a single physical machine. A virtual machine can’t interact directly with a physical computer. It needs a software layer called a hypervisor to cooonect the physical hardware upon which it runs.

Hypervisor The hypervisor is essential software layer that allows multiple operating systems to run alongside each other and share the same physical computing resources. These operating systems come as the aforementioned virtual machines. Virtual representations of a physical computer and the hypervisor assigns each VM its own portion of the underlying computing power, memory, and storage.

Top Benefits of Virtualization 
  • 1. Reduce your IT expenses : Utilizing a non-virtualized environment can be inefficient because when you are not consuming the application on the server, the compute is sitting idle and can't be used for other applications. When you virtualize an environment, that single physical server transforms into many virtual machines. These virtual machines can have different operating systems and run different applications while still all being hosted on the single physical server. Through the consolidation of the applications onto virtualized environments, you’ll be able consume fewer physical customers, helping you spend significantly less money on servers.
  • 2. Reduce downtime and enhance resiliency : When a disaster affects a physical server, someone is responsible for replacing or fixing it—this could take hours, or even days. With a virtualized environment, it’s easy to provision and deploy, allowing you to replicate or clone the virtual machine that’s been affected. The recovery process would take mere minutes—as opposed to the hours it would take to provision and set up a new physical server—significantly enhancing the resiliency of the environment.
  • 3. Increase efficiency and productivity: With fewer servers, your IT teams will be able to spend less time maintaining the physical hardware. You’ll be able to install, update, and maintain the environment across all the virtual machines on the server instead of going through the laborious and tedious process of applying the updates server-by-server. Less time dedicated to maintaining the environment increases your team’s efficiency and productivity.
  • 4. Control independence and DevOps: Since the virtualized environment is segmented into virtual machines, your developers can quickly spin up a virtual machine without impacting a production environment. This is ideal for Dev/Test, as the developer can quickly clone the virtual machine and run a test on the environment. For example, if a new software patch has been released, someone can clone the virtual machine and apply the latest software update, test the environment, and then pull it into their production application. This increases the speed and agility of an application.
  • 5. Move to be more green-friendly (organizational and environmental): When you are able to cut down on the number of physical servers you’re using, it’ll lead to a reduction in the amount of power being consumed. This has two green benefits:

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