The concept of virtualization started as early as 1960s but it was only widely used today. The old days require software and hardware components in order to create virtual machines. But now, virtualization is a different term. A simple example of virtualization process is the creation of hard disk partition. Virtualization can be used for both hardware and software and is very helpful for cost-cutting while using better computer system. One can even use software applications which can be very helpful for computer virtualization.
VMware is among the many applications available today for computer virtualization. It is actually one of the earliest software in this field. VMware can also be used easily by anyone. Some applications may require technical knowledge but VMware is a simple application. One can use VMware or other virtualization software to create his virtual computers.
There are a lot of benefits from computer virtualization. The simple partitioning of hard disk proves to be very helpful for individuals in saving disk space and improving the performance of his computer. Aside from this, computer virtualization is also helpful if one wants to have two or more operating systems in one physical computer. This is another great news for students or software vendors who frequently work with various operating systems. Not only can a set of notebook or desktop be created with their virtual counterparts but even servers can be created with a computer machine. VMware and other virtualization software are very helpful for this. One would not need many physical computers just to create a network. Only one computer is needed to represent all the virtual machines. Computer virtualization can really help everyone save money, time, and space.