When IBM launched the CP-40 in 1967, it changed the whole dynamics of computing. Though the concept of virtualisation was ringing the bells from a year before, 1967 was the time which is credited for being the cradle of virtualisation. The CP-40 was based on complete virtualisation and could run 14 system simultaneously. Fast forward to the early 2000s, VMware took virtualisation on a different level, allowing it’s user to work on a different operating system through a virtual machine. The business of today cannot ignore the power of virtualisation if they have to stay relevant.
What is Virtualisation?
Virtualisation refers to creating a virtual version of a resource. It simulates a virtual environment of a computing resource such as a server, operating system, desktop and network. Often, many virtual resources can be created from a single physical resource. It allows better efficiency and utilization of resources giving greater revenue for business with economies of scale. A virtual computer or VM works in an isolated environment with its own dedicated resources such as RAM, storage and OS. The bridge between the physical host and the VMs are controlled through a software called the hypervisor. Through hypervisor, a physical resource is … Read the rest