What is a Virtual Machine?
A virtual machine can be defined as software implementation of a hardware-like architecture that executes predefined instructions in a way like a physical central processing unit (CPU). Virtual machines are used to create a cross-platform computing environment that loads and runs on computers without any dependency on their underlying operating systems and CPUs.
Business Benefits of Virtual Machines
- Minimizes hardware costs
- Guarantees faster system provisioning and deployment
- Improves crisis management and disaster recovery
- Enhances staff productivity
- Boosts significant energy cost savings