Virtualization is not only for “geeks” or the users with high performance servers running. It could provide beneficial helps for anybody. If you haven’t been relevant with the edge of virtualization, then you might be a little behind the times.
Strictly speaking, virtualization means a physical PC running two or more than two operating systems, which are probably running together paralleled, managed by independent software named Hypervisor, or one operating system runs in the application window of another operating system. The previous one is generally only restricted on server, the latter one could be carried out on desktop computer.
VMware and Oracle all equip with a virtualization function on their own work station and server products. Even there are some completely free virtualization software, such as Oracle VirtualBox and VMware Player, which all could be used on desktop PC, while VMware vSphere is the virtualization used on server.
However, there’s another completely different technology, that is, what we so-called Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Once client computer registers on a server, and then visit their own desktop environment. While all these environments are mandatory by server. Generally, telnet desktop would be display on the application window on the client computer; but some movable devices, like plat laptop also started using desktop virtualization.
For an example, Citrix XenDestop allows hundreds of client computers registering to