Compute Virtualization

What Does Compute Virtualization Mean?

Compute virtualization is a process by which a virtual version is created of computing hardware, operating systems, computer networks or other resources. It is a simplification of traditional architectures in order to reduce the number of physical devices.

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Techopedia Explains Compute Virtualization

Compute virtualization is a process which enhances the efficiency and reduces the cost of IT infrastructure. It provides a flexible model for virtual machines through which physical servers are treated as a pool of resources. It works by consolidating the servers, and thus reduces the need for computer equipment and other related hardware, thus reducing the costs. It simplifies the business procedures related to licensing, and thus can make things more manageable. It creates a centralized infrastructure which can be shared and accessed from various employees sitting in different locations at a time.

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