Nearly a large number of IT people perceive the term virtualization as running multiple and various operating systems or OS on a particular physical machine. This widely known definition of virtualization is also undeniably is what hardware virtualization is all about, though it is not really as significant as other forms of virtualization are.

To fully understand the meaning and characterization of servers virtualization a brief overview about it will be discussed in short and simple details. Let us start of with the heart or the central idea of the meaning of hardware virtualization.

Hardware virtualization is achieved when a software in creating virtual machine that mimics the feature of a physical computer is utilized. This process results in the creation of separate OS environment which is rationally separated from the host server. The hardware virtualization approach lets the functioning of a number of operating systems concurrently on a single physical machine which is the effect of providing multiple virtual machines at the same time.

For the more interesting part, servers virtualization permits the consolidation of workloads to achieve lesser yet more fully-used number of virtual machines. At the bottom of all, it all boils down to one thing and that is saving more money since this process results from fewer kilowatt hours of power to make the machines run due to less number of computer users.

Finally, servers virtualization yields to an easier restoration of failed systems since as this process takes place virtual machines are saved as files once the system fails. Recovery is as simple as restoring an already saved file.

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