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Three Best Products for Virtualization

 

According to Wikipedia, virtualization is simply the process of coming up with a virtual rendition of items such as computer hardware, networks, and even storage devices. The virtualization trend began in the early 2000s. It gained traction and is now one of the most influential trends in modern-day computing.

It's not a surprise that virtualization immediately attracted a lot of programmers and systems administrators. After all, the technology made their jobs a whole lot easier and faster. It eliminated the need for actual physical servers that occupy space and cost a lot. It has also made it possible for applications to run faster.

In this article, we present three of the most effective products when it comes to software virtualization.

VMware vSphere

VMware and its products play an important role in introducing the virtualization process and its continued relevance in today's market. Their engineers came up with the first commercially available and applicable products, putting the company at the forefront of the virtual revolution.

VMware is tremendously successful. They made organizations see the efficiency that they will afford themselves if they consolidate their multiple physical servers into just one virtual machine. Money started pouring in, making it possible for the company to further develop their products and offers. To this day, VMware remains the company to beat when it comes to the effective virtualization of organizational IT systems.

However, some IT business experts say that the company's success can also be its greatest downfall. Because they've advanced so much, their products have become so complex that small and less experienced organizations find it challenging to understand and appreciate it. The complexity of their offerings have also resulted in higher prices, making them practically inaccessible to startups, which is a sector they must have control over if they are to expand.

Proxmox VE

For environments that are pretty much dependent on Linux operating systems, virtualization efforts are effectively assisted by Proxmox. It is said that this one is cheaper than other equally effective products, especially in the German and other European markets.

Other then the price, the Proxmox product is attractive because it easily lends itself to IT personnel who want to maximize their use of containers and other cloud computing technologies, which have also been on the rise in recent years. A lot of techniques have been developed around cloud computing, and you can learn many of the most important ones by accessing online resources such as an AWS Podcast.

Microsoft Hyper-V

February 2019 data collected by NetMarketShare.com shows that Microsoft Windows is used by around 80% of all desktop and laptop computers in the world. Given this, it's not a surprise if Microsoft also participates in providing a virtualization alternative. The company's contribution comes in the form of Hyper-V.

The Hyper-V product is easily the preferred choice of those who are dealing with computers that run on Windows operating systems. Because it is developed by the same company that came up with the Windows OS, there is reason to believe that they will be compatible with each other, making eventual transitions less complicated. True enough, the product gets positive comments from those who use it.

Choosing the right virtualization software isn't difficult, but it's not a task that is to be undertaken lightly. This task benefits from a good deal of research, and it demands a thorough understanding of the whole virtualization process.

Published Wednesday, April 03, 2019 8:43 AM by David Marshall
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