OverviewThis animation provides an overview of Intel® Virtualization Technology, which is a technique by which hardware resources can be abstracted, divided, and shared between multiple operating system environments running simultaneously.
The modern digital office is a complex ecosystem of desktop workstations, servers, mobile devices, modern applications, and legacy systems. Digital office managers are faced with the challenge of supporting and integrating this plethora of software and hardware devices. Traditionally, each physical computer runs a single operating system which contains one or more applications, requiring its own PC hardware including a CPU, storage devices, displays and peripherals. All of these systems require maintenance, configuration, and IT support. In the past, the primary measure of computer performance was pure speed. Today, the focus on computing has extended from raw performance to other features. Consumers, business owners, and IT managers all have unique environments and computing needs.
Virtualization is a technique by which hardware resources can be abstracted, divided and shared between multiple operating system environments running simultaneously. With virtualization, one physical hardware platform can function as multiple “virtual” platforms, each with its own OS and applications. Each virtual machine has its own virtualized CPU, memory, and storage space, and can share the hardware devices attached to the physical platform. This presentation provides an overview of Intel® Virtualization Technology, and describes how virtualization solutions using this technology can increase reliability, manageability, and security, while lowering costs-in server, business, and consumer environments.