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Understanding Virtualisation

Understanding Virtualisation In computing, virtualisation refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including virtual  computer hardware   platforms,  storage devices , and  computer network  resources 1 . OS  Virtualisation Operating system virtualisation refers to the use of  software  to allow system  hardware  to run multiple instances of different  operating systems  concurrently, allowing you to run different  applications requiring different operating systems on one  computer system . The operating systems do not interfere with each other or the various applications. 2. Application-Server  Virtualisation Server virtualisation is the partitioning of a physical  server  into smaller virtual servers to help maximise your server resources. In server  virtualisation  the resources of the server itself are hidden, or masked, from users, and software is used to divide the  physical server into multiple virtual environm