Twelve Virtualization Myths Debunked - Slide 12

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Server myth: Virtualization is only for servers.

Many organizations and individuals can benefit from desktop virtualization. This offers the benefit of centralizing management, an improved desktop solution and better disaster recovery choices. By using a “thin client” (a limited function system that uses a separate server function) or connection software, users can connect to their own desktop computer system from any Internet connection in the world. Virtualization functions like single disk imaging allow for smaller storage requirements by eliminating the duplicate copies of the same standard desktop configuration.

Virtualization, one of the fastest growing trends in IT, lets any organization run multiple server functions on a single computer. Virtualization also makes it easier to start up new server emulations quickly. In case of failure, organizations can move server functions to new computers without interrupting service. Beyond saving a lot of money on large sites, virtualization is also moving to PC networks and serves as a foundation for cloud computing. Many myths surround virtualization. Some started when past limitations still existed. Other myths get started and spread by those who have separate agendas or those who have a limited understanding of virtualization. Here are some of the most common myths, identified by Global Knowledge.

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