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Virtual Definitions

Virtualization can be a confusing area to understand. By its very definition, virtualization is an abstract endeavor. And with the ability to virtualize everything from PCs to servers to mainframes to storage to files and I/O, no wonder so many are perplexed.

Just the client alone is filled with many ways to virtualize. You can turn a PC into multiple PCs with PC virtualization. You can isolate an app from the registry through application virtualization. You can stream apps from a server to a PC through application streaming or desktop virtualization.

Tom Valovic, a longtime IDC analyst who just joined Virtualization Review, recently dissected the world of client virtualization in a recent blog posting. Now I think I almost understand it. This guy is going to be really good!

Posted by Doug Barney on May 12, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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