Host-based virtual machine

Host-based virtual machine A host-based virtual machine is an instance of a desktop operating system that runs on a centralized server. Access and control is provided to the user by a client device connected over a network. Multiple host-based virtual machines can run on a single server. With a host-based virtual machine, data is contained on the server, server resources can be allocated to users as needed, users can work from a variety of clients in different locations, and all of the v...
More

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...
More

Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization Desktop virtualization is the concept of isolating a logical operating system (OS) instance from the client that is used to access it. There are several different conceptual models of desktop virtualization, which can broadly be divided into two categories based on whether or not the operating system instance is executed locally or remotely. It is important to note that not all forms of desktop virtualization involve the use of virtual machines (VMs). Host-based...
More

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...
More

Server Virtualization

Server Virtualization Server virtualization is the masking of server resources, including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems, from server users. The server administrator uses a software application to divide one physical server into multiple isolated virtual environments. The virtual environments are sometimes called virtual private servers, but they are also known as guests, instances, containers or emulations. There are three popul...
More

Microsoft Hyper-V version 1.0

Microsoft Hyper-V version 1.0 Hyper-V version 1.0 is the virtualization feature created for Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Hyper-V creates a virtualization layer above which multiple partitions can be run. The parent partition runs the hypervisor layer and allows for the creation and management of child partitions. Administrators can create many child partitions, depending on available system resources. Each child partition can then run its own independent, isolated operating system, ...
More

Virtualization Meaning

Virtualization Meaning Virtualization Meaning: In computing, virtualization means to create a virtual version of a device or resource, such as a server, storage device, network or even an operating system where the framework divides the resource into one or more execution environments. Even something as simple as partitioning a hard drive is considered virtualization because you take one drive and partition it to create two separate hard drives. Devices, applications and human users are abl...
More

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...
More

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...
More