Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based representation of something rather than a

physical one. 

This can apply to operating systems, applications, servers, storage, and networks.

Virtualization uses software to simulate the existence of hardware and create a virtual computer system.

Doing this allows businesses to run more than one virtual computer system – and multiple operating

systems and applications – on a single server. This can provide economies of scale and greater efficiency.

The whole idea behind using virtualization is to have a more efficient environment that’s easier to manage

and orchestrate. With fewer machines to buy, configure, install, maintain, troubleshoot and support, virtualization can

help the business run leaner and more profitably.