Virtualization is an abstraction layer that allows multiple virtual machines, with heterogeneous operating systems to run in isolation, side-by-side on the same physical machine. By decoupling the physical hardware from the operating system, virtualization allows you to:
Run multiple virtual machines with heterogeneous operating systems at the same time on the same physical machine
Create fully configured isolated virtual machines with it's own set of virtual hardware to run an operating system and applications
Rapidly save, copy and provision virtual machines that can be moved from one physical server to another for workload consolidation and zero downtime maintenance
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