The architecture of today’s x86 servers has a weak point : they’re designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small data centers have to deploy many servers.

Virtualization software solves the problem by enabling several operating systems and applications to run on one physical server or « host ». Each self-contained virtual machine (VM) is isolated from the others, and uses as much of the host’s computing resources as it requires.

Virtualization is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility – not just for large enterprises, but for small and mid-size businesses too.