Just as the name suggests, Virtualization means creating a virtual version of a particular resource or device like a storage device, a server an operating system or even a network where in the framework divides the present resource into one or more environments for execution. This also includes the simplest thing known to all which is partition of a hard drive which is also considered as a virtualization as it is diving one particular hard drive into two or more separate hard drives depending on the capacity and size of the hard drive.
The various applications and devises along with human users have the ability to interact with the various kinds of virtual resources in such a way as though it was an actual single logical resource. This is a word which has become like a buzzword due to which it has earned its way into the list of the various technologies that are available in the computing world.
. Helps in the rapid and easy provisions of the virtual machine images in order to optimize the clones easily.
. Helps in enhancing the performance levels to avoid the various challenges that are faced due to simultaneous virtual machine logins.
. Reduces the consumption of storage through storage and compression tearing, thin provisioning and reduplication.
. Enhances the management of the desktop with the help of integration.