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An Introduction to Server Virtual is at Ion

An Introduction to Server Virtual is at Ion

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Published by: Alan McSweeney on Nov 26, 2009
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An Introduction toServer Virtualisation
Alan McSweeney
 
November 26, 20092
A loose definition
Virtualisation is a framework or methodology of dividing the resources of a computer into multiple execution environments,by applying one or more concepts or technologies such as hardware and software partitioning, time-sharing, partial or complete machine simulation, emulation, quality of service, and many others.
 
November 26, 20093
Some history
An old concept —first virtual machines createdon IBM mainframes in early
60s
Typically, IBM's virtual machines wereidentical "copies" of the underlying hardware.Each instance could run its own operatingsystem.
Virtualisation formed the basis of 
time sharing

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