Application Virtualization

Application Virtualization App virtualization (application virtualization) is the separation of an installation of an application from the client computer that is accessing it. There are two types of application virtualization: remote and streaming. Remote applications run on a server. End users view and interact with their applications over a network via a remote display protocol. The remote applications can be completely integrated with the user’s desktop so that they appear and behave...
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Data Virtualization

Data Virtualization Data virtualization is an umbrella term used to describe any approach to data management that allows an application to retrieve and manipulate data without requiring technical details about the data, such as how it is formatted or where it is physically located. You are probably familiar with the concept of data virtualization if you store photos on the social networking site Facebook.  When you upload a photo to Facebook from your desktop computer, you must provide t...
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Virtualization Definition

Virtualization Definition Virtualization is the creation of a virtual -- rather than actual -- version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. You probably know a little about virtualization if you have ever divided your hard drive into different partitions. A partition is the logical division of a hard disk drive to create, in effect, two separate hard drives. The evolution of virtualization Operating system virtualization is the use...
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VirtualBox Introduction

VirtualBox Introduction VirtualBox Introduction: What is my aim with this post? It is to give you a good introduction to Oracle’s VirtualBox so you know all about it and what it can do. This is not a tutorial on how to install it and do things with it, more of an introductory overview with enough detail to whet your appetite. What? So, what is VirtualBox? Well, it is an open source virtualization solution suitable for most laptop and desktop computers. Some people may ask what virtu...
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