For example: 1. Eliminates server acquisition via virtual machines or VMs that offer transparent shared hardware. 2. Tightens the [disaster recovery] window by encapsulating large systems into single files the can be easily replicated and stored and then restored to minimize lost work time. 3. Secures end user PCs without reducing end user PCs by placing security software inside the Virtualization Layer.
Running multiple operating systems on shared hardware resource is know as partitioning the most common form of Virtualization. This approach is quickly being replaced by hypervisor architecture some time commonly referred to as the "bare metal approach" because the layer of Virtualization software is applied directly to the enterprise architecture.
VMware Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.(Company overview)
Jul 22, 2010; PALO ALTO, Calif., VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the...
Citrix Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for X86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure
Jul 13, 2012; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Economics Week -- Citrix announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the...