“Virtualization” begins by taking the traditional multi-server model and optimizing efficiency by reducing hardware requirements. Virtualization technologies make the best use of any one single physical server by running multiple servers on a single box, performing a variety of roles.
But there’s more. Virtualization is not only about the ability to efficiently maximize the capabilities of a single server but also about the flexibility and portability features that leverage the use of server “images. Virtualization is about the potential for balancing performance of your servers and applications across multiple boxes and the ability to quickly and easily restore a server that has failed. And finally it’s all about being “green”, reducing your carbon footprint, your manufacturing footprint; and not to mention save you money through the reduction of power consumption costs!