A tool for organizing several virtual computers on one real computer. In sum all the resources of virtual computers are equal to the resources of one real computer. Each virtual computer can have its own OS and perform its tasks without interfacing with others.

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First released 1963
Open-source Yes
Used by VMware. Amazon. Google

Interesting facts

There are 5 types of virtualization: Application Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Hardware Virtualization, Network Virtualization and Storage Virtualization.


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