Date Added: Oct 2008
Hypervisor-based virtualization offers enterprises opportunities for cost savings, increased security and greater operational flexibility, availability and efficiency. By creating an paper layer between operating systems and physical hardware, IT administrators can consolidate server capacity, parcel out computing resources as needed, and streamline system provisioning and deployment, all while improving service levels and network security. Virtualization also facilitates support for multiple operating systems, broadened choices among vendors and solutions, and employee empowerment across organizations, regardless of location. But virtualization creates new challenges too. Consolidation of operations and assets multiplies the impact of data loss and system outage, and increases IT administrator workloads.