The technology of virtualization has gained quite a good publicity for people involve in programming, computer technology, and application developers. However it should be noted that the developments and techniques of the virtualization hype actually started by the open source virtualization projects.
The field of open source virtualization is so diverse. Open source virtualization has different approaches which include OS virtualization, paravirtualization, and hardware-assisted virtualization which can be presented in different aspects and colors.
Open source solutions for virtualization are available in the market which you can avail if you want to run other OS on your desktop. If you are lucky enough you can even get free solution with different features that are also available in those commercial solutions which are for sale.
Open source software is often used by people who can not avail of the genuine software. Since the open source virtualization has become commoditized as seen in different solutions offered by different market the open source projects still stick to its objective which is to undertake effectively the administrative and management of virtualization platforms which are being offered to data centers.
It is also important to know that open source virtualization projects serve as the focus in marking the history of virtualization that has been running in virtual machines of Linux.
Another solution found in the market which is actually a result of open source virtualization projects is Xen. Xen or Xensource is actually known when it comes to reshaping the virtualization market as it also handles solutions for Linux.
Finally, in controlling virtual systems, open source virtualization projects had indeed provided the market with comprehensive life cycles management for virtualization infrastructures.
The virtualization technology has not been stopping in producing software in the market that can be used in computing resources such as applications, servers, storage device, and operating systems.
Hence, the added virtualization software called OS X virtualization has been out in the market that will primarily give benefits to the apple users. How does it work? The OS X virtualization provides apple users the power to concurrently run Windows, Linux, or any other operating system and their applications together with the OS X of Mac.
This kind of virtualization software helps the user facilitate multiple operating systems like Linux and Windows for example in remote virtual machines. The virtual machine that contains virtual hardware such as RAM, hard disk, processor, I/O ports and CD/DVD-drives functions the same way the as a stand-alone computer.
The OS X virtualization presents the users especially Mac users a workable virtualization solution that will make them adopt other widely-used operating systems whether the popular ones like Windows and Linux or other operating systems which are not exactly found in the mainstream.
This so called OS X virtualization doesn’t require the users to leave the power, usability, and their familiarity of their Mac. OS X virtualization developers were able to come up with this kind of software in creating solutions that would be available to everybody.
Anybody who doesn’t have the budget, the knowledge about technology or operating system like Mac is the target market of this kind of software product since its developers made to product to achieve productivity of any operating systems and increase its platform flexibility.