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Server Virtualization and Cost Reduction
An overview of the concept of server virtualization and its benefits to a business in terms of cost-reduction and efficiency.
# 153365 | 2,016 words | 9 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 26, 2013 in Computer and Technology (Hardware)

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This paper defines a virtual machine, describes the current state of corporate servers and explores the main reasons behind server virtualization. The paper identifies the three different kinds of server virtualization technologies and highlights their significant cost reduction benefits. The paper includes several color diagrams.

The Definition of a Virtual Machine
The Reasons behind Virtualization
Types of Server Virtualization

From the Paper:

"Full virtualization is made possible by the employment of special software referred to as hypervisor (VMware,2007). The hypervisor software makes a direct interaction with the physical machines CPU as well as the hard-disk. The hypervisor therefore acts as the platform on which the operating systems of the virtual servers are operated. The purpose of the hypervisor is to keep the virtual server entirely independent and totally unaware of the existence and operations of the other virtual servers that are based on the same physical machine. The virtual servers each run on their own Operating Systems which may be similar or dissimilar. The other purpose of the hypervisor is to monitor the resources of the physical server. While the virtual servers are busy running their applications, the physical machine's hypervisor effectively relays the system resources form the physical machine to the appropriate virtual server seamlessly. It is worth noting that the hypervisors have their unique processing requirements that the physical server must meet in order for it to support the virtual servers. Software such as VMware can be used on various operating systems while employing both direct execution and binary translation techniques (see Figure 1) to bring about full virtualization."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ernst & Young (2009).Cost reduction through virtualization and cloud computing.Available online at$FILE/Insights_on_IT_risk_jan2009.pdf
  • Gartner (2004). "Energy Savings via Virtualization: Green IT on a Budget"; Nov. 12, 2008.
  • Gillen,A., Grieser,T., and Perry,R. (2008).Business value of Virtualization:Realizing the Benefits of Integrated Solutions.Available online at
  • Kreuter, D. (2004). Where server virtualization was born. Virtual Strategy Magazine (July 21).
  • Microsoft (2009). Virtualization Saves Microsoft Customers Nearly a Half-Million Dollars Per Year. Available online at

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