Explaining Virtualization and How it Works

What is Virtualization?

Virtualization is a proven software technology that is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way that people compute.  Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources of that single computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.

How Does Virtualization Work?

VMware allows you to create a fully functional virtual machine that can run its own operating system and applications just like a “real” computer. Each virtual machine contains a complete system, eliminating potential conflicts. VMware virtualization works by inserting a thin layer of software directly on the computer hardware or on a host operating system. This contains a virtual machine monitor or “hypervisor” that allocates hardware resources dynamically and transparently. Multiple operating systems run concurrently on a single physical computer and share hardware resources with each other, with each having access to the resources it needs, when it needs them.

SpamTitan – Apps on Demand

“App on Demand” will allow customers to create, on demand, a SpamTitan virtual appliance in the cloud. By simply clicking a link, a SpamTitan virtual appliance will be generated for them in the cloud whereby they will be able to log on and explore their own SpamTitan – spam blocker application. Marrying virtual appliances with advanced cloud computing technology brings to the market a new product delivery method. Available through VMware’s Virtual Appliance Marketplace, the App on Demand offers customers the ideal method to look at a potential solution and also experience the power of virtual cloud computing in action.