Virtualization is already changing our perspective towards gaming, gadgets, education and etc. In this blog we have our guest Blogger Sakib Sadman Shajib explaining virtualization in the networking field. Take it away Shajib…
Virtualization can be defined as the process of creating a virtual version of computer hardware (CPU, GPU, RAM), Operating System, Applications, Storage devices, and other computer network resources.
The actual concept of virtualization is to diminish the age old model of “one server, one application”. Virtualization can be used to utilize many unused hardware resources found in the conventional computational computing system which would ultimately increase the product efficiency.
The science behind is quite simple. Virtualization can be carried using software called ‘Hypervisor’ e.g.- Hyper-V by Microsoft, XenApp by Citrix, VMWare. Hypervisor divides the unused resources into desired-sized software containers which are commonly known as Virtual machines. Any operating systems can be installed in these physical computer alike working virtual machines, referring to the installment of multiple parallel running OS. Using the aforementioned system, multiple applications can be operated/used in a single physical server including virtualized web server, email server, an application server, a remote desktop server and so on.
Virtualization is highly recommendable for big companies – who are in pursuit of a cost efficient, fast, redundant computing system. This system has been designed targeting the huge Enterprise solutions. Let me describe it in brief: Using the system will enable the user to have zero server down-time besides acquiring higher efficiency, low energy wastage and cost reduction. As all the hardware resources are centralized, it is easier for IT administrators to maintain the servers, update the software, maintain licensing and troubleshooting.
An independent research conducted by VMware showed that a modern virtualization platform with operations management capabilities enables a 67% gain in IT productivity, 36% reduction in application downtime, 30% increase in hardware savings, 26% decrease in time spent troubleshooting. It ultimately denotes low downtime, more innovation, effectiveness, and hence, more profit.
1 Source: The Beneﬁts of VMware’s vCenter Operations Management Suite: Quantifying the Incremental Value of the vCenter Operations Management Suite for vSphere Customers, Management Insight Technologies, September 2012.
Sakib Sadman Shajib is the Chief Marketing Officer for Abstract Mart. He’s also a Volunteered Consultant for SESIP and DSHE. Rant this cool Youtuber and blogger at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/sakibsadmanshajib?fref=ts