In the course of virtualization, software-based (virtual) versions of physical components are created. These can be operating systems, servers, storage devices or other components. Benefits such as cost savings, better workload mobility, and higher resource performance and availability can be realized.
- Server virtualization: running multiple operating systems on a single physical server
- Networkvirtualization: fully replicate physical networks on virtual networks
- Desktop virtual ization: allowing users to remotely access their familiar desktop work environment